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  • Jan 20, 2006, 07:58 AM
    amanda49058
    Drain pipe leaking
    :confused: under my kitchen I have drain pipes that run to a large pipe that goes down into ground.I have no idea what this called(sorry)where the drain pipe and this large pipeconnect is leaking.How do I repair this?
  • Jan 20, 2006, 08:10 AM
    speedball1
    Hi Amanda,
    Before we can help we need to know exactly what you have. You describe a "S" trap but it could just as well be a horizontal pipe that runs over and connects into a large pipe that serves as a vent. Also you failed to tell us what joint was leaking. Solder joint? Glue joint? Compression joint? And what material and size the pipes were. In short we just don't have enough information to address your question. Regards, Tom
  • Jan 20, 2006, 08:38 AM
    amanda49058
    Sorry new homeowner.my house was built in 1960.in my kitchen drain pipes are 3 inch metal pipes that run to the main drain.where the metal pipes connects main drain is leaking.this area is also threaded.help?
  • Jan 20, 2006, 11:00 AM
    speedball1
    Hey Amanda,
    " my kitchen drain pipes are 3 inch metal pipes that run to the main drain"
    Mandy, You're doing great. I now know how old your pipes are and that they are made of metal. What kind of metal? Copper? Galvanized? Chrome over brass?
    " my kitchen drain pipes are 3 inch metal pipes that run to the main drain.where the metal pipes connects, the main drain is leaking.this area is also threaded."
    What's threaded? A galvanized drain line? A brass threaded adapter for copper slip to IPS threads?
    Threaded into what? A cast iron drainage tee on a stack?
    Would there be a compression fitting That you could loosen up so that you can tighten the threaded joint with a pipe wrench? Is the joint that's leaking on a horizontal pipe or a vertical one? Talk to me, Tom

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