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Old 05-23-2018, 02:23 PM   #1
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Waste ABS pipes cracked

Hello there,
Went to check out our 2014 Gray Wolf 26RL at the yard we store it and found this

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Is this normal? It looks like pipes are drying out and cracking , was there 2 weeks ago and pipe was still intact, didnít have close look at it back then so is possible the hairline cracks where already there.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:50 AM   #2
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I had a pipe like that crack in the crawl space under my house. Discovered it after months of it dumping. Fortunately the break was at the far end from the sewer, and the water was from the deep sink and washing machine, not the toilets at the opposite side of the house (closer to the sewer). Good thing you saw it before you started using it.
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:58 AM   #3
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There's some history of ABS piping crack failures:

https://inspectapedia.com/plumbing/ABS-Pipe-Leaks.php
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:14 AM   #4
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Looks like a easy location for repair! Youroo!!
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:01 AM   #5
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Thank you all for responses, if I fix it should I expect this to happen again in 4 years ? Is there a way to protect this pipes to prevent this from happening again?
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Thank you all for responses, if I fix it should I expect this to happen again in 4 years ? Is there a way to protect this pipes to prevent this from happening again?
Is it possible that water got left in the pipe over the winter???
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:19 AM   #7
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Is it possible that water got left in the pipe over the winter???


Iím 100% sure there was no water left anywhere as I always blow everything out after draining with compressed air , itís possible there was maybe few cups worth of plumbers antifreeze in tanks tho.
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Iím 100% sure there was no water left anywhere as I always blow everything out after draining with compressed air , itís possible there was maybe few cups worth of plumbers antifreeze in tanks tho.
Just remember that you blow out the supply lines, drain lines are normally emptied by gravity. And unless you have a bucket under the opening to catch whatever may come out, you MIGHT have not done the gray or black tanks.
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Just remember that you blow out the supply lines, drain lines are normally emptied by gravity. And unless you have a bucket under the opening to catch whatever may come out, you MIGHT have not done the gray or black tanks.


I made attachment for my air hose that kind of blows air backward, similar what HVAC guys use for duct cleanup and I go true the gates and blow water out from gray and black water tanks, I also leave the gates open with the mesh cap installed over discharge port.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:54 AM   #10
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These are easily (and usually) hit by road debris. You could repair it and break it again tomorrow. Repair and just keep going.
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