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sisyphus 08-10-2011 07:28 PM

used wrong glue
 
I was replacing the drain for the washing machine when I went to clean up, realized I had used abs glue on pvc. everything's back in the wall and I ran a couple of loads with no leaks. Is this a big deal? will I have to redo this? thanks

kok328 08-10-2011 07:39 PM

You did not use the wrong glue.
Not a big deal.
You do not have to redo it.

sisyphus 08-11-2011 05:29 AM

thanks, I have another question. is there something I need to do or is it straight forward as far as removing a baseboard heater in my laundry room? thanks again

oldognewtrick 08-11-2011 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by sisyphus (Post 59838)
thanks, I have another question. is there something I need to do or is it straight forward as far as removing a baseboard heater in my laundry room? thanks again

What type of service is this? Water or electric?

Redwood 08-11-2011 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sisyphus (Post 59809)
I was replacing the drain for the washing machine when I went to clean up, realized I had used abs glue on pvc. everything's back in the wall and I ran a couple of loads with no leaks. Is this a big deal? will I have to redo this? thanks

If you have used the "Black" ABS Cement then yes you have used the wrong cement and yes it is sawzall time....

There is an all purpose cement that is clear and can be used on ABS or, PVC but not combined.

If you use a combination of ABS and PVC pipes then a transition cement may be used in non-pressure applications in some areas, check your locally used code.

sisyphus 08-12-2011 09:30 PM

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Originally Posted by oldog/newtrick (Post 59840)
What type of service is this? Water or electric?

sorry, it's water. thanks

Caduceus 08-14-2011 04:31 PM

Redwood is correct. It will eventually leak since it is not properly bonded (solvent welded).


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