Easiest way to replace leaking PVC T fitting?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Jerseymilkman, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Jerseymilkman

    Jerseymilkman New Member

    Apr 11, 2009
    Have a leaking PVC T fitting behind wall going into sink. Pipes into T fitting are short, I believe 3/4" PVC. What is the easiest way to replace the leaking PVC T fitting ? Or is there another way to go with this problem ? Thank you all for info and advice !
  2. Redwood

    Redwood Master Plumber

    Dec 15, 2007
    Service Plumber
    3/4" suggests supply side plumbing.
    Therefore I would hope that it is CPVC not PVC.
    I would cut it out and glue in another.
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  4. TedL

    TedL New Member

    Sep 17, 2006
    NY Capital District
    You have to cut it out, but that will likely leave you with three pipes too short to use a new fitting of the same type. Options are adding lengths to the three (cut back a few inches from the fitting, if possible), or possibly using a Sharkbite. Its somewhat larger size could possibly make up the lost pipe length.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    You cannot "fix" the leak so you have to cut the fitting out and replace it. It is not likely to be PVC, so you have to know exactly what material it is. Replacing the fitting can be easy, difficult, or impossible depending on the situation, but we cannot see it.
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