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    Question ABS Sanitary Tee cracked

    I purchased the 2 Tees 4 x4 x2 from a big box store and when I wanted to install them I noticed some crack looking on them . After talking to the plumbing associate about it , he assures me that there is nothing wrong with them . I went today to take a look at another big box store at the same item and it looks perfect .

    Am I or will I be in trouble if installing them ? Here are some pics .

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    Test, Don't Guess! cacher_chick's Avatar
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    We don't use ABS here in this area, but I would guess that those are marks from the mold that the fittings were made in. I don't think I would be concerned about it.

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    Those are mold marks, not cracks.
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    I can assure you that those are not or looking like any mold marks I've ever seen . It looks more like shrinking stress cracks and they are carried from one side to the other of the thickness -- meaning you can clearly see it on the inside as well as on the outside and follow the exact same path on the Tee .

    I hope you are right hj , thank you .

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    They are mold marks. From the picture there are at least three injection points where they inject the ABS material into the mold. The lines you see are where the material meets up inside the mold from each injection point as it is filled. Nothing to worry about.

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    Easy to test: put some significant "stress" on those pieces. If the so-called "crack" doesn't open up then it most likely isn't.
    I've seen genuine cracks on ABS fittings from the BigBox, but I'm sure it was from some jerk returning his oops to the store
    and some clueless clerk tossing them back in the bin.

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