What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-17-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
Fortune and glory, kid.
 
moorewarner's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler/Restorer
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 2,284
Rewards Points: 1,022

What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Is there a material that can be applied to a seam to stop a leak on a soil stack. It appears there is a leak at both the joint between the pvc and where the PVC joins the old cast iron. Maybe an epoxy of some sort?

this was obviously patched before, looks like some type of 'crete, maybe something else.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Attached Thumbnails
what's best to seal a leak at a soil stack fitting?-img_0017.jpg  
__________________
"If you don't have time to do it right, when are you going to have time to do it over?" ~ Wise Old Timer
moorewarner is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   
 

Old 01-17-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
The Grand Wazoo
 
KillerToiletSpider's Avatar
 
Trade: It blowed up real good!
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,686
Rewards Points: 1,398

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


The only correct way to fix it is to cut the plastic stack, remove it from the CI hub and repour a new adpt into the hub and reconnect it to the existing plastic.

__________________
A flush is better than a full house.
KillerToiletSpider is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to KillerToiletSpider For This Useful Post:
moorewarner (01-17-2011)
Old 01-26-2011, 10:29 AM   #3
3 T,s plumbing
 
3 T,s Plumbing's Avatar
 
Trade: plumbing and heating
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 34
Rewards Points: 25

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


cut the bad pvc fitting out--cut(or snap if its not to dangerous of a spot) that hub off--fernco connect back together
3 T,s Plumbing is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to 3 T,s Plumbing For This Useful Post:
moorewarner (01-26-2011)
Old 01-26-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
The Grand Wazoo
 
KillerToiletSpider's Avatar
 
Trade: It blowed up real good!
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,686
Rewards Points: 1,398

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Quote:
Originally Posted by 3 T,s Plumbing View Post
cut the bad pvc fitting out--cut(or snap if its not to dangerous of a spot) that hub off--fernco connect back together
That would be a code violation here.
__________________
A flush is better than a full house.
KillerToiletSpider is offline  
Old 01-26-2011, 05:40 PM   #5
3 T,s plumbing
 
3 T,s Plumbing's Avatar
 
Trade: plumbing and heating
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 34
Rewards Points: 25

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


using a fernco is a code violation in ill.? we have pretty strict codes in mi. but you can use ferncos here.
3 T,s Plumbing is offline  
Old 01-26-2011, 05:51 PM   #6
The Grand Wazoo
 
KillerToiletSpider's Avatar
 
Trade: It blowed up real good!
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,686
Rewards Points: 1,398

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Quote:
Originally Posted by 3 T,s Plumbing View Post
using a fernco is a code violation in ill.? we have pretty strict codes in mi. but you can use ferncos here.
They can only be used underground, they are not a rodent proof connection.
__________________
A flush is better than a full house.
KillerToiletSpider is offline  
Old 01-26-2011, 06:02 PM   #7
3 T,s plumbing
 
3 T,s Plumbing's Avatar
 
Trade: plumbing and heating
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 34
Rewards Points: 25

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


what code do you use in ill.? always like to ask-seems we all have different rules and codes all over.
3 T,s Plumbing is offline  
Old 01-26-2011, 06:08 PM   #8
The Grand Wazoo
 
KillerToiletSpider's Avatar
 
Trade: It blowed up real good!
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,686
Rewards Points: 1,398

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Quote:
Originally Posted by 3 T,s Plumbing View Post
what code do you use in ill.? always like to ask-seems we all have different rules and codes all over.
Most of the state uses IL code as written by Dean Thaedy, in Chicago we use a lot stricter code.
__________________
A flush is better than a full house.
KillerToiletSpider is offline  
Old 01-26-2011, 06:13 PM   #9
Pro
 
Dierte's Avatar
 
Trade: Commercial Electrician
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 148
Rewards Points: 79

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


You're allowed to use a mission band though correct? I got busted by a home inspector when I sold my house because I used Fernco's instead of Mission bands to go from Cast to PVC. The buyers got a quote for $500 to fix 5 bands. Took me $25 and an hour to fix it.
Dierte is offline  
Old 01-26-2011, 06:42 PM   #10
The Grand Wazoo
 
KillerToiletSpider's Avatar
 
Trade: It blowed up real good!
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,686
Rewards Points: 1,398

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dierte View Post
You're allowed to use a mission band though correct?

Nope.

Lead and oakum.

I am here to pound the lead.
__________________
A flush is better than a full house.
KillerToiletSpider is offline  
Old 01-26-2011, 06:55 PM   #11
Pro
 
Dierte's Avatar
 
Trade: Commercial Electrician
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 148
Rewards Points: 79

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Quote:
Originally Posted by KillerToiletSpider View Post
Nope.

Lead and oakum.

I am here to pound the lead.
What if you cut the hub off the cast. Then could you use a mission?
Dierte is offline  
Old 01-26-2011, 07:28 PM   #12
Pro
 
Mike's Plumbing's Avatar
 
Trade: ooo
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,967
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Holy crikes

If your a homeowner and you don't have lead tools then just take screwdrivers and peel the caulked joint out. Grab a radio and a five gallon bucket to sit on and have fun with it.

Once it's all clear try and clean it up a little. Then go to a hardware store and get some oakum. Take the joint and start laying it in.

Take some screwdrivers and start packing the joint tight working it around in circles making it even and working it in the whole time.

Ok, now get some Pro-poxy (looks like clay) and roll it long and lay it on top of the bed of oakum. Then take a 1/4" wood dowel or whatever you have and start driving it home.

As it begins to set it's going to get hard, at this point you have to really hammer it down tight.

Your done and it's work great. Lead joints are great but if your not a plumber lead doesn't make sense.

As far as cutting the cast iron; Why? Why would you cut something that is perfectly fine? The joint is bad not the material. Also, that looks like a fitting that's sticking up through the floor.....NEVER cut, crack, bust, or grind on a fitting coming out of a floor.

If you do what I explained you wont have problems.

Mike
__________________
see ya!

Last edited by Mike's Plumbing; 01-26-2011 at 07:30 PM.
Mike's Plumbing is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike's Plumbing For This Useful Post:
moorewarner (04-26-2011)
Old 01-26-2011, 08:01 PM   #13
Pro
 
BCConstruction's Avatar
 
Trade: Construction
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 12,089
Rewards Points: 4,092

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?




__________________
www.bcconstructionllc.com
BCConstruction is online now  
Old 01-26-2011, 08:16 PM   #14
Pro
 
Mike's Plumbing's Avatar
 
Trade: ooo
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,967
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Yes Like BCC said, Mighty Putty........you too can become a plumber with MIGHTY PUTTY!!!!!!



Mike
__________________
see ya!
Mike's Plumbing is offline  
Old 01-26-2011, 08:21 PM   #15
Pro
 
Mike's Plumbing's Avatar
 
Trade: ooo
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 4,967
Rewards Points: 2,000

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Quote:
Originally Posted by BCConstruction View Post



You inspired my new avatar

Mike
__________________
see ya!
Mike's Plumbing is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike's Plumbing For This Useful Post:
BCConstruction (01-27-2011)
Old 01-28-2011, 06:39 PM   #16
Pro
 
MAULEMALL's Avatar
 
Trade: GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,365
Rewards Points: 520

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Back in the early 70s (3 or 4) I was working gas and water pipe crew here in Richmond and we would pour lead for water mains..... You Really want to make sure it's dry and you have eye protection...

Pounding lead... Takes me back.
MAULEMALL is online now  
Old 04-26-2011, 03:04 PM   #17
Fortune and glory, kid.
 
moorewarner's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler/Restorer
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 2,284
Rewards Points: 1,022

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Thanks for the responses gents, here is the finished product.

The adapter was was affixed with okum and a bonding/sealant recommended by the plumbing supply house; okum>bead of sealant>okum>sealant>okum>sealant>etc..

I am going to try out the new project feature and detail al the work that got done here. Nice upgrade CT.
Attached Thumbnails
what's best to seal a leak at a soil stack fitting?-img_0387-10x7.jpg  
__________________
"If you don't have time to do it right, when are you going to have time to do it over?" ~ Wise Old Timer
moorewarner is offline  
Old 04-26-2011, 03:07 PM   #18
Fortune and glory, kid.
 
moorewarner's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler/Restorer
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 2,284
Rewards Points: 1,022

Re: What's Best To Seal A Leak At A Soil Stack Fitting?


Quote:
Originally Posted by BCConstruction View Post


wise guy...

__________________
"If you don't have time to do it right, when are you going to have time to do it over?" ~ Wise Old Timer
moorewarner is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Under slab leak?? 220/221 Plumbing 9 03-20-2010 11:45 AM
Refrigerant Leak Detection Articles MechAcc HVAC 7 10-09-2009 04:42 AM
Epdm Lap Seal thorroofer Roofing 13 09-21-2009 11:47 PM
Stoping rain leak issues on vent stack with 2 90's? Security101 Plumbing 17 03-10-2009 12:05 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?