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Old 12-25-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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I tried to attach a photo of a crack I have in an ABS connection. The crack is just above a T-joint. So, to repair, it looks like I'd have to replace the T-joint itself, PLUS all three connections, and then all the couplings on the OTHER end of the pipes leaving the T-joint. It there a a simple glue to repair a somewhat minor crack in ABS piping?



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Old 12-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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They sell a few different patch work items but a proper fix will be to replace the fitting to a good section of pipe and yes they make a glue specifically for abs.



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Old 12-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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Are you sure that's ABS it looks like cast iron to me.

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Agreed. That looks like cast iron and not a minor crack. Either way, the only proper fix is to cut it out and replace it.

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Thanks for the advice. I'm 99.9% sure it's ABS as everything else connected is. But now you have me wondering. So, I'll go check...
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. I'm 99.9% sure it's ABS as everything else connected is. But now you have me wondering. So, I'll go check...
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ABS doesn't rust and the hubs on the fittings are much smaller.
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And the crack pattern looks like I would expect to see with cast iron, not plastic. Though I am not all that experienced with ABS.

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I've seen cracks like that on abs a few times.

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The suspense is killing me!

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Sorry for the long response...notice the 'abs' clearly written on the black pipe...Also, the keen eye will notice a brown deck perpendicular to this pipe--spray painted...brown specs can indeed look like rust from a lousy photo. Thanks for keeping me honest.



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