If an ABS connection looks poor but passes water test: leave alone or ??

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by DavidTu, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. DavidTu

    DavidTu Member

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    As noted on another thread we did our DWV water test and I noticed one of the horizontal connections from a 3" horizontal run in basement to the main stack seems like there are some visible voids in the glue joint . It seems to hold the water just fine, but is that going to fail at some point or is it likely working fine but just looking imperfect?

    It'd be a pain to change it of course, but we'll do what we must, if we must. Please advise!
     
  2. hj

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    If it does not leak with a 10' head water test, it will not leak under normal usage or come apart later.
     
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  4. jimbo

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    There is really no good indicator on the outside of a glue joint. A large bead of glue could just indicate they used too much, and absence of a bead does not tell much.
     
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