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Old 04-30-2016, 05:31 PM   #11
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It looks like the factory ran out of glue and used Dicor or putty tape and a pipe clamp on the black tank inlet? Thats good for OP, the fitting just popped out.
Clean the stringy stuff with mineral spirits. The gray tank fitting look like the will just clean up with sand paper to remove old glue. Buy pvc primer and glue and glue it all back together if nothing is cracked.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:37 PM   #12
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It IS NOT PVC. The drain lines are ABS. PVC glues and primers don't work on them. When you do use ABS glue make sure everything is where you want it, once the glue is applied and you shove it together there is no moving it.

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Old 04-30-2016, 05:38 PM   #13
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Use ABS cement and the next time the OP will be replacing the tank! Nothing wrong with plumbers putty...it won't break the tank...and the bank when he fixes it. That ain't Dicor.
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It IS NOT PVC. The drain lines are ABS. PVC glues and primers don't work on them. When you do use ABS glue make sure everything is where you want it, once the glue is applied and you shove it together there is no moving it.

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Thanks for correcting me, and to the plumbers putty guy, never seen plumbers putty string up like that... still looks like dicor.
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Use ABS cement and the next time the OP will be replacing the tank! Nothing wrong with plumbers putty...it won't break the tank...and the bank when he fixes it. That ain't Dicor.
No I would NOT use ABS cement on the large pipe, just clean the goop up and put it back together with fresh sealant. On all of my RV's over the years when I had to repair the ABS lines I used No-Hub fittings between the tank and the lines. Made things a lot easier the next time something needed fixing.

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Thanks for correcting me, and to the plumbers putty guy, never seen plumbers putty string up like that... still looks like dicor.
Might be butyl sealant. We used that in metal roofing systems and that is about what it looks like. Stickiest stuff known to man, as long as you keep it out of the sun. Exposed to sunlight it will dry up and turn chalky in a matter of days.


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Ok, I removed the drain pipes to reassess the situation. It looks like I can just reapply whatever the sealant is (any recommendations?) to the black water pipe, shove it back in, and tighten the clamp.

Oh, and the sealant feels just like old chewing gum. Have no idea what it is.

The problem is going to be the grey water pipe. Don't know of you can see it in this photo, but the end broke off in the 90-elbow it connected to. I've somehow got to figure out a way to replace this piece and the elbow, both of which are still glued to other pieces which I would like to salvage if possible.


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I would like to salvage if possible.
Looks pretty tough to do that. You may have to go get new abs at HomeDepot and go all the way back to the hose clamp and similar sealant.
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Looks pretty tough to do that. You may have to go get new abs at HomeDepot and go all the way back to the hose clamp and similar sealant.
Man, that's what I was afraid of. Oh well, guess I'll be more careful from here on out

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Man, that's what I was afraid of. Oh well, guess I'll be more careful from here on out
For the smaller pipe, get a rubber coupler that has 2 hose clamps.
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