New ABS trap leaks
Posted by Joerg on July 10, 2004 at 13:07:48:
Just replaced an old trap and the store only had these new ABS traps. No washer at the discharge end, just a cone shaped ring that is "supposed" to make a tight connection. Of course, as I had feared, even with the nut hand-tightened as hard as I can it leaks about a couple drops per hour. Not good since there is wood underneath. I even tried pipe dope that is ABS rated, no luck. The trap is mounted very straight, it isn't off angle or anything.

Any hints how to make these traps as tight as the gool old ones that still had washers?


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