Leaking terrazzo shower base drain seal

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  1. bob_4554

    bob_4554 New Member

    Sep 4, 2008
    Hi, I have a 3' x 5' terrazzo shower base that was installed by a plumber in 2003, all new construction. It has a 2" PVC straight pipe within a brass drain flange which was sealed with lead.

    Recently I noticed some water damage to drywall below the drain area. I inspected around the drain and noticed that the PVC drainpipe has visibly cracked loose from its lead seal and risen quite a bit towards the drain cover (house settlement?).

    What is the best/surest way to re-seal this lead-PVC connection?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    I don't see how pvc could be sealed with lead...maybe a picture of what you have would help. Well, maybe a cold packed joint, but I'm not so sure they work particularly well.
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