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Old 04-03-2011, 11:15 PM   #1
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Leaking Sewer Pipe behind bathtub

Looking for some help how to fix a 3mm hole in a sewer pipe. The black pipe runs from the kitchen area behind the bathtub to the grey water tank. Just in the bend behind the bathtub there is a pretty bad leak.
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Question: Any chance to fix this w/o removing the tub??
Don't worry about the fresh water piper - just working on them.

Thanks!
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:19 PM   #2
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You could try some ABS cement on the hole. It should not be under any pressure.

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Looking for some help how to fix a 3mm hole in a sewer pipe. The black pipe runs from the kitchen area behind the bathtub to the grey water tank. Just in the bend behind the bathtub there is a pretty bad leak.
See the photo for details.

Question: Any chance to fix this w/o removing the tub??
Don't worry about the fresh water piper - just working on them.

Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:38 AM   #3
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I had a crack in that same area and was able to cut out and replace with a new elbow. Be careful with how much stuff you store in that compartment. Heavy or sharp items bouncing around back there can cause a crack.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:14 AM   #4
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It's hard to see where the crack is and how bad it is, but I would try ABS cement, as mentioned earlier. If that doesn't work then ABS cement with a piece of ABS as a scab. If that area is under stress then you'll probably need to replace it.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:46 AM   #5
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Tape It

I see these adds on television showing some kind of rubber tape that is specifically designed for this purpose. Can't for the life of me remember the name of the stuff. I would imagine most hardware store would carry something like it.
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The self sealing silicone rubber tape is available at Home Depot. If you can get it clean and it might work. Also, West system has a new epoxy called G-Flex. Might try some of that over the hole and then wrapping with the tape. If you have to cut out the piece, you might be able to just cut a short section and then use a rubber coupling to rejoin the pipes. For a drain line they work great.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:11 AM   #7
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Go to HD and buy your self a Rubber Coupler! It is not the total fix but should work for a few years! This should buy you time to enjoy the trailer until you rip out the tub and do it right! My guess that floor rot is your problem and that the pipe is not being supported correctly!

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:39 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the hints. I'll be later @ HomeDepot get some rubber cement and something to use as a scap. As my hand does not really fit in small space it will be hard to use the Rubber Couple Todd suggested.

BTW: I checked the floor with a screwdriver - it is still solid. The whole is fairly recent and you can notice it right away as water pours out of bottom of the AS.

@dougsale: you must have small hands!

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Actually Inland RV repaired the leak by replacing the broken elbow. I would have busted the hell out of it.
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