06:04AM | 10/31/05
Member Since: 10/30/05
2 lifetime posts
This weekend, I installed a water softener in my basement. After several trips to the store, I finally finished.

However, I have a very slow leak in the "in" cpvc pipe that goes into the softener. It is about 12 inches off the softener and takes place at an elbow joint. It's been 24 hours since I have installed it and I have probably only a mouth-ful of water in teh bucket. My question is this:

1. Since hard water goes through this pipe (our hard water rates at 25), will the problem fix itself (calcium deposits hardening up, etc).


2. Would plumbing tape work?

Any help you could give me would be great!




09:50AM | 02/14/06
Member Since: 02/13/06
5 lifetime posts
other than taking the pie off and re-doing it. Which I am sure you do not want to do. You can pick up some plumber plato. I am not sure if this is what it is called but you can pick it up in the plumbing section of your local hardware store. You cut a chunk off need it in your fingers and press into place. It will turn rock hard when in about 2 minutes and should stop your leak.

Hope this helps.


10:12AM | 02/14/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1548 lifetime posts

Cut out the leaking section get glue and primmer and a coupling and new fittings as needed and not bother to try to use epoxy.

The epoxies that I have used were only for a temporary job like a Sunday night until I could get the proper fittings to do it right Monday.

Just imagine your trying to sell your investment (home) and some home inspector sees globs of epoxy on a joint.

This does not instill much confidence in the future home buyer.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time how are you going to find the time to remove the epoxy and do it again?

Even Hercules pro plastic poxy I wouldn't use if I had the option of redoing it correctly



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