Re: New ABS trap leaks
Posted by Deb on July 10, 2004 at 21:34:07:
In response to Re: New ABS trap leaks
: 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?

I always tighten these a little tighter than hand tight--put channel locks to them and tighten slightly. If it still leaks, inspect for small cracks or deformities that can cause the washer not to seat correctly. As already mentioned, these are pretty much fool-proof.
The Pipewench

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