Crack in pipe from p-trap to wall

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by aa789, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. aa789

    aa789 New Member

    Dec 29, 2008
    The pipe which goes from the p-trap, through the cabinet, and into the wall has a crack which developed on the bottom.

    Short of figuring out how to cut out a bigger hole around where the pipe goes through to the wall and encountering the next surprise, I was thinking of cutting the pipe a couple of inches back from the crack, and using those rubber bushings/clamps to connect what's left of the pipe to some new PVC into the p-trap. Assuming that what's left of the pipe is good, is this an OK way to go?

    Also, what's the best way of cutting the pipe? I'm afraid that a pipe cutter might put enough pressure on the pipe to crack what's left of it.

    Or, is there a way to fix the crack itself?

    Here's a picture of the pipe into the wall, and the crack on the bottom of the pipe.

    Thanks for your replies.

  2. Mike Swearingen

    Mike Swearingen New Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Independent Real Estate Broker
    On Albemarle Sound In Northeastern NC
    That cracked pipe appears to be copper. If it is, you should be able to cut it with a tubing cutter if you have turning clearance (or a hacksaw) and connect it to the trap with either a Fernco (neoprene rubber) coupling or a no-hub coupling (with a ss sleeve), and PVC pipe connected to the trap.
    Good luck!
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    That is a copper tubing, and since there is a crack, or rather erosion, in one place, usually because of excessive drain cleaning chemicals, the entire pipe, including the section in the wall, is probably in the same shape.
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