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Thread: Utility Sink Drain Pipe Leak

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    If your sink is blocked then its very easy to check the problem. Very first you have to check weather the sink pipe is total blocked or it half blocked and leaking from the joints. If you pipe is totally blocked just open the bottom pipe joint so if its having something here you can remove it and pour some water to free the block. Another area you need to check is the sink pipe connected with internal drainage line, some times this place gets full of vegetable wast, detergents and other fats. If it is partially blocked, you need to just pour high pressure water which may temporary solve your problem. Doing all such processes and still your sink is running slow or remain blocked then you need to call out drainage specialist.
    Last edited by Dad; 07-08-2019 at 10:15 AM.

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    try to use some rubber gasket. if not work go to plumber.

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    Mrdrains and johma. Good Morning and welcome to the site. you do realize this is a 3 year old thread you are answering. I had no clue what I responded or said until I re-read the thread. Chances are the person you are making the comment to is no longer here. My suggestion if you read an old thread and have a question or comment start a new thread and you will likely get some current comment

    Welcome

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    What are the situations that a deep trap resolves?


    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    . . . . A deep trap is usually more of a problem than it solves. (there are certain situations that a deep trap resolves) . . .
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    I used Gorilla Glue 100% Silicone Caulk. It will stick to plastic, if the plastic is New, as in an Acrylic Sheet, I use 600 Grit Sandpaper to roughen up just the Caulk area. Haven’t had a drop of water since.

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    Last year someone called me - a trap leaking under a sink. I was busy that weekend so I said to put a pot or something under there to catch the water and make sure it doesn't overflow. I'll get to it when I get there.

    In sailing there is a kind of tape (I think it' silicone) which is often used to cover rigging parts which might otherwise catch and tear a sail. It sort of melds together and forms a continuous 'skin' from all the overlapping wraps. I have always called it: Rigging Tape.

    I get there and the guy has neatly and securely wrapped everything from the wall stub, including the entire trap, all the way up to the tailpiece with that same tape.

    Well; it's not leaking Now, is it? <g> How is it that you happened to have rigging tape?

    What's rigging tape?

    (pointing) That tape you used - that's rigging tape. Do you sail?

    A boat? No; what are you talking about?

    Where did you get that tape?

    The hardware store. I told the guy the problem and he sold me that tape. He said it would work temporarily - and he was right: it hasn't leaked a drop.

    OK; call me if it ever does.

    Aren't you going to fix it?

    It's fixed already.

    But that's just tape.

    No: that is Rigging Tape dud - it ain't gonna leak again! <g>

    At the store they told me it was "plumbing repair tape". <g>

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    Before I saw that it never occurred to me to use rigging tape for leak repairs. <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by madhat View Post
    I used Gorilla Glue 100% Silicone Caulk. It will stick to plastic, if the plastic is New, as in an Acrylic Sheet, I use 600 Grit Sandpaper to roughen up just the Caulk area. Haven’t had a drop of water since.
    PHM
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    The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

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