tightening dwv test plugs

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by calex, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. calex

    calex New Member

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    How tight should test plugs be? Is there any danger of breaking the abs by overtightening?

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  2. kreemoweet

    kreemoweet New Member

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    Tight enough so that it don't leak, what else can we say. The bolt will shear off or pull through the plastic before it breaks the pipe.
  3. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    I've never found any need to tighten one tighter than I could get it with my bare hands. I thought I had one leaking during one test, but it turned out that the leak was actually through the foam-core PVC pipe.
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