tightening dwv test plugs

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

  1. calex

    calex New Member

    Mar 24, 2013
    Southern California
    How tight should test plugs be? Is there any danger of breaking the abs by overtightening?

  2. kreemoweet

    kreemoweet Member

    Sep 7, 2009
    Seattle. WA
    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.
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  4. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

    Jan 5, 2008
    Test, Don't Guess!
    Land of Cheese
    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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