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12:27PM | 01/29/14
Bvbath
At drain, the leak is between the outside of the pvc pipe and the lead joint. PVC is loose, I can wiggle the pipe with putty knife.
Tried caulking, but pvc pipe still loose. Afraid to caulk too hard or pipe may break. Any suggestions?

David, Moderator

11:26PM | 01/29/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
255 lifetime posts
Kind of tough to tell what the problem is without seeing what it looks like.
I suggest you call a plumber or a experienced handyman.
If you need help finding a reputable plumber, click the " find a pro" tab at the top of the page.
May help you out
Thanks
David

Sylvan

03:13PM | 02/07/14
Member Since: 01/24/06
1590 lifetime posts
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When connecting PVC t a cast iron hub (caulked joint) Ideally the installer will use an adapter such as a 2" Galvanized or Brass nipple caulk that into the hub and then use a PVC x F adapter.. Never us PVC directly caulked int a hub

In some cases a plumber may caulk a 2" IPS Coupling into a cast iron hub then use a PVC x M adapter to save money rather then using a brass nipple r taking a chance of a galvanized nipple corroding in 20 r 30 years


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