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Old 01-05-2019, 09:57 PM   #1
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P-Trap repair

I have a 266 rlds surveyor : have had the p-trap repaired twice, but still leaking. This would be under the shower. Any help or info on how to fix this problem myself would be appreciated.

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Old 01-05-2019, 10:10 PM   #2
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I had a previous RV with the same problem. Due to improper pipe alignment there was stress on the p-trap joint and the vibration during travel days would cause it to loosen/break and leak.

I had enough straight pipe on the exit side of the trap that I could cut and install a very short section of rubber pipe (like radiator hose) with hose clamps. This removed the tension on the joint and I had no more problems.

You can check for stress by disconnecting the p-trap at the collar and seeing if the two sides don't line up or separate.

Hope your problem is as easily fixed. Good luck!

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Old 01-05-2019, 11:20 PM   #3
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Had a cracked drain pipe (also misaligned). Stuck Eternabond Tape on it & no more leaks. That stuff is amazing.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:12 AM   #4
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I used dense foam to support under the shower floor and the drain pipes. Stopped flex and breakage/leaks after I fixed the broken trap.
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Old 01-06-2019, 09:15 AM   #5
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Flex Tape. There is no pressure on a drain so Flex Tape will fix the problem very well.
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