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Old 02-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Newbie gray tank drain pipe crack

Hi, New to this camping thing. Just picked up 04 All American Sport 36CK FW. I have a lot of questions. Galley grey tank drain pipe has a small crack. It is easy to get to. Can I use PVC to repair it? If not what should I use and where can I find it? Thanks
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:40 AM   #2
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Hi, New to this camping thing. Just picked up 04 All American Sport 36CK FW. I have a lot of questions. Galley grey tank drain pipe has a small crack. It is easy to get to. Can I use PVC to repair it? If not what should I use and where can I find it? Thanks
Pvc is normally what is used .
Do you have pics of your piping?

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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Im pretty sure that black pipe is abs, most glue is universal, but residensial code doesn't allow pvc-abs glued together. You can use rubber/ metal compression fittings to couple them together though. Although a local rv dealer or maybe some home stores should have some abs pipe- just look in sd (sewer &drain) area.

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Thanks, In storage right now. So no pics. The pipe is easy to see with the slide out. The pipe is 1 1/2. If I can't locate ABS, can I use PVC? Is the glue the same? Are the sizes the same. PVC is easy to find. Thanks
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The sizes should be the same- but sewer and drain pipe is different than sch 40, and the glue I have is for pvc, cpvc, and abs. And I have never tryed to glue abs and pvc- I would probably discurage it. If house codes wont allow it then there must be a good reason. Probably look on the web. Or use a compression fitting.
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JB Weld. More expensive than duct tapt but it lasts longer. Seriously, if the crack is small and easy to get to, mix up the two tubes and apply with a flexible putty blade. Don't get it on your skin. Takes days to get it back off. Gas tank on my weed wacker cracked. Trusty JB fixed the leak for years now and that's oil/gas trying to get out. Should work just fine on a water drain pipe.

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JB Weld. More expensive than duct tapt but it lasts longer. Seriously, if the crack is small and easy to get to, mix up the two tubes and apply with a flexible putty blade. Don't get it on your skin. Takes days to get it back off. Gas tank on my weed wacker cracked. Trusty JB fixed the leak for years now and that's oil/gas trying to get out. Should work just fine on a water drain pipe.

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I agree, the drain is not pressurized, JB weld is best bet.
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Thanks Everyone. Picked up ABS pipe, couplings and glue at local RV dealer. Will make depair when weather and time permit. I'm sure I'll have more questions later. Thanks again!
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