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I spoke with the guy at Home Depot and he recommended Flex Seal which is a product that creates a waterproof seal. He said to either take the spray version or the paste version and apply it around the joint when its fully dry.

Do you guys agree with this solution?

No. Spray on Band-Aid isn't going to solve anything.

Remove the broken fittings and replace with new fittings that are approved for that purpose.
 

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Here are the products I was thinking of to seal the leak.

Oatey White Pipe Joint Compound
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/oatey- ... 1000118480

Oatey 4 Oz White Pipe Joint Compound
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/oatey- ... ?rrec=true

Masters Pro-Dope Pipe Thread Sealant
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/master ... ?rrec=true

Flex Paste Flex Paste Black 1 LB
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/flex-p ... 1001577638

J-B Weld WaterWeld
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/j-b-we ... 1000723656

Oatey 118 Ml Abs Cement Yellow
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/oatey- ... 1000118510

3M Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/3m-m ... 90215.html

Which one would be best to stop the leak? If you have a better option please share the link to the product.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Here are the products I was thinking of to seal the leak.

Oatey White Pipe Joint Compound
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/oatey- ... 1000118480

Oatey 4 Oz White Pipe Joint Compound
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/oatey- ... ?rrec=true

Masters Pro-Dope Pipe Thread Sealant
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/master ... ?rrec=true

Flex Paste Flex Paste Black 1 LB
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/flex-p ... 1001577638

J-B Weld WaterWeld
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/j-b-we ... 1000723656

Oatey 118 Ml Abs Cement Yellow
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/oatey- ... 1000118510

3M Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/3m-m ... 90215.html

Which one would be best to stop the leak? If you have a better option please share the link to the product.

Thanks in advance!
 

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I am not a pro. I have used self-sealing silicone tape, covered by Scotch 66 electrical tape to add compression. But one of the other products could work, and I might then wrap that with Scotch electrical tape.

3M Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200 has a very long cure time, but it does seem like super stuff.

I have not had good luck with JB epoxy, and I suspect Waterweld is an epoxy. If you do use epoxy, I would roughen the surface.
 

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What are non stick pans made from? Teflon... Yes, remove the teflon..

Then cut out the tee and replace it with ABS.

I have no plans to cut the tee out. The Jim Cap has stopped the leak from the top of the tee. I just now need to stop the drip from the side of the tee where the shower drain goes into it.

I just want to put some type of glue/cement/sealant around the joint to stop the drip. There is no pressure on this joint. It is just drainage.
 

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OK.. that won't work and you're making things worse.. but by all means, keep forging ahead.
 

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I spoke with the guy at Home Depot and he recommended Flex Seal which is a product that creates a waterproof seal. He said to either take the spray version or the paste version and apply it around the joint when its fully dry.

Do you guys agree with this solution?
No these are just temporary fixes . this isnt proper work. dont want to discourage but i wonder why the pipe was removed ? its probebly a vent you eliminated. why not eliminate the tee if its not needed ?
 

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Guys,

I solved this problem with a $5 Jim Cap and JB WaterWeld for $13.99.

Jim Cap took me 5 minutes to install and JB WaterWeld was installed in 5 minutes as well.

All in 10 minutes of work and approximately $20 in supplies. No need to cut out the tee and spend so much money and time with a plumber.
 

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Guys,

I solved this problem with a $5 Jim Cap and JB WaterWeld for $13.99.

Jim Cap took me 5 minutes to install and JB WaterWeld was installed in 5 minutes as well.

All in 10 minutes of work and approximately $20 in supplies. No need to cut out the tee and spend so much money and time with a plumber.
Yet.....
 

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ok double j glad you capped that line off hope we can help you with something else I think the cap is ok but youve got some messed up plumbing , hope you are able to get some proper repairs done around there.
 

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You only patched the symptom. You didn't Fix anything. You still have an unvented fixture and you still have a clogged mainline.
 

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You only patched the symptom. You didn't Fix anything. You still have an unvented fixture and you still have a clogged mainline.

Why does it have to be vented? And how do you know I have a clogged mainline?

This is the drainage line that is heading straight to the bigger toilet line which goes straight to the sewer. There is also a plumbing stack there. Isn't that where it gets vented?
 

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Why does it have to be vented?

All fixtures have P-Traps. All traps Must be vented.

And how do you know I have a clogged mainline?

I know that you have a clogged mainline because in your video, water was coming out of the open Tee that you now capped off. The only way for that to happen is for the drain to be clogged downstream of that point.
 
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