(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Easiest way to replace leaking PVC T fitting?

  1. #1

    Default Easiest way to replace leaking PVC T fitting?

    Have a leaking PVC T fitting behind wall going into sink. Pipes into T fitting are short, I believe 3/4" PVC. What is the easiest way to replace the leaking PVC T fitting ? Or is there another way to go with this problem ? Thank you all for info and advice !

  2. #2
    Master Plumber Redwood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    7,463

    Default

    3/4" suggests supply side plumbing.
    Therefore I would hope that it is CPVC not PVC.
    I would cut it out and glue in another.

  3. #3
    DIY Senior Member TedL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    NY Capital District
    Posts
    604

    Default

    You have to cut it out, but that will likely leave you with three pipes too short to use a new fitting of the same type. Options are adding lengths to the three (cut back a few inches from the fitting, if possible), or possibly using a Sharkbite. Its somewhat larger size could possibly make up the lost pipe length.

  4. #4
    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Posts
    25,655

    Default leak

    You cannot "fix" the leak so you have to cut the fitting out and replace it. It is not likely to be PVC, so you have to know exactly what material it is. Replacing the fitting can be easy, difficult, or impossible depending on the situation, but we cannot see it.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •