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Old 04-30-2016, 04:41 PM   #1
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Help! Sheared off sewage pipes

Stupid newbie mistake: ripped off the black and grey water drain pipes backing it into the driveway for the first time.

I'm going to try to fix this myself. I've had a little experience repairing pvc for underground sprinklers, so I know just enough to be dangerous.

Can anyone advise me on how to approach this?


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Old 04-30-2016, 04:46 PM   #2
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O U C H!

Larger one looks easy enough, upper one looks like it will need a new fitting and perhaps some pipe work.

I would approach that job on my creeper.

I would also look at some way of installing a skid plate.
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Yeah, it's a PITA for sure. Went over a curb. Is this regular PVC that I can get from the Home Depot? How do I get the connections I want to reuse apart?

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Yes you can get the stuff you need at Lowes or HD.

Dremel with a cutoff wheel and or grinding stones set speed to a lower setting so as to not melt the plastic.
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What about all that stringy putty -like gunk? Do I need to get that off? Any recommendations?

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I would remove as much as possible to keep it from getting in or on the drain valve.

With out knowing what it is for sure I would take a bit of it and see what breaks it down.

Brake cleaner, Goop off, or what ever will not harm the plastic.
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Alright, thanks! Time to get to work!

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Alright, thanks! Time to get to work!

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Old 04-30-2016, 05:18 PM   #9
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These should have been glued in with pvc glue....why the hose clamp?
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I know you don't feel this way right now...but you are really lucky. Looks like you didn't break anything (especially the tanks!!!) and the tanks were empty. Mine weren't and I broke a bunch of ABS. Looks like plumber's putty. Clean it off with Goof-Off and reinsert the fittings and tighten them down. The black is clearly a simple hose clamp to the tank, can't see the grey. I bet FR did it that way so that you aren't faced with replacing a tank or two.

Either way, consider yourself luck that you don't have 40 gallons of black tank contents spilling out on the driveway.
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