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Moved into house with damaged joint in external soil pipe from upstaira shower room

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  • Sheena Aug 02, 2009

    hi there, sorry about that!
    its 110mm, black polypipe.

    we thought of doing something like you suggest, but the damage is on the lower joint of the soil coupling coming thru the wall from the loo.

    we tried to get new seals, but over here in ROI, seems theyre an integral part of the coupling.

    my handy husband is thinking of just cleaning the joint as best he can, then using waterproof sealer and wrapping waterproof tape round the outside.

    we're in rented accomodation and only want to do an in-expensive repair until the landlord pays to have it done properly

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You didn't state the size of the pipe or if it is PVC(plastic) or Cast iron. Two rubber couplings can be used to repair the joint. A 12" section, 6" on either side of the joint needs to be cut out. Cut a piece of schedule 40 drain/waste pipe same diameter as existing pipe to size(just under 12"). Take two rubber couplings (sized for your pipe) and place on each end of pipe joint, and tighten clamps.
This fix will work on cast iron pipe, but there may be another means of repairing the joint, so get back to me with more info about the pipe and joint.

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  • Joel Friedenberg Aug 02, 2009

    Yes, water proof sealer / tape can work. Also, If you take some rubber material and wrap it around the joint over the sealer and tape, it will hold everything in place. Use two large Hose Clamps to hold the rubber in place.

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