04:35PM | 02/12/06
Member Since: 04/20/03
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I have a PVC adapter (for a sink trap) that has been glued on to the end of the PVC pipe that goes to the waste line. Is there any compund that will allow me to 'unglue' this adapter from the PVC pipe, os is my only choice to cut it off from the PVC pipe?



04:50AM | 02/13/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1455 lifetime posts
You have to cut out the PV crap and install a new piece of pipe.

May I strongly suggest using a NO HUB Coupling NOT ,NOT,NOT Fernco and attach this NO HUB coupling to the PVC and then you can use another junk plastic pipe trap Or get a Galv nipple and brass trap and the NO HUB copling will prevent eletctolitic and galvanic action from taking place PLUS you can always remove this No Hub coupling and have a great place to snake the line


11:56AM | 02/13/06
Member Since: 04/20/03
75 lifetime posts
thanks for the advice, but you lost me a bit. What is a 'NO HUB' connection? I am just a weekend amateur. Can you direct me to any website where I can see a picture of a 'NO HUB' connection? thanks.....


12:14PM | 02/13/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
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03:01PM | 02/13/06
Member Since: 02/12/06
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What is issue with Fernco? Went to the hardware store today, that is what they recommended, but I did not buy yet.




07:56AM | 02/14/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1455 lifetime posts
The Fernco coupling does not have the integrity of a mission or No Hub coupling.

Fenco depends on an unsupported piece of rubber that can cause bellies, misalignment and I have seen way to many failures to waste my time installing junk that has to be replaced.

I like to install piping and fittings I know I can depend on and have peace of mind.

If one looks at the "play" a fernco affords then one has to wonder where the piping ends and rubber starts.

I only know what I use in my own home and have no problem installing on my commercial installations and Fernco would never be used on any job I had anything to do with.

Of course home centers and hardware stores will sell anything with total disregard to local codes or quality.

One good example is a propane tank plumbers used for melting lead.

In order to buy or fill a tank a plumber would have to have a license to prove they could handle combustible fuels safely.

Yet in anyone can go into a home center and buy a Bar B Q no questions asked YET Spray paint is locked up go figure.

A lot of home centers also sell Type M copper tubing for water supply which is against some codes as type L is to used above ground and type K under ground.

Just because they sell it doesn't make it right or mean quality.

I can only give you the input for the right job and known products of quality that I have used and have lasted over 30 years.



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