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    J-Pipe leaking where PVC meets metal ?

    Asked Sep 24, 2011, 03:28 PM 1 Answer
    In my kitchen I have replaced everything with PVC, for the most part, and it's working fine. I am having issues where the J-pipe (PVC) meets metal. I am leaking there despite many attempts at re-seating the pipe and trying again. It is a very difficult connection, and turns hard. It takes a while to get the threads to line up correctly.

    What am I missing?

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    Sep 24, 2011, 04:20 PM


    What you
    Re attempting to do is marry half of a PVC "J bend" to a chrome tail piece from a metal trap. What should be done is remove the metal tailpiece and convert to PVC.
    Good luck Tom
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