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Old 05-17-2019, 04:49 PM   #41
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A little Mighty Putty should do the trick.
Worked in a pinch when I drilled through a 4" copper waste pipe in an apartment at 7pm on a Saturday....

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Old 05-17-2019, 05:30 PM   #42
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Worked in a pinch when I drilled through a 4" copper waste pipe in an apartment at 7pm on a Saturday....

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No pressure on a waste line.......
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No pressure on a waste line.......
But we have to pressure test them to pass inspection. Go figger.
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But we have to pressure test them to pass inspection. Go figger.
Until there is a blockage. That's why drains are pressure tested in most areas. Some require a full system water test, not air.

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Yeah, ain't nobody pressure testing repairs. FCOL
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Until there is a blockage. That's why drains are pressure tested in most areas. Some require a full system water test, not air.
I'll give you that. However, I'd postulate that an air test could fail where a water test would pass. Reasoning being that water is denser and won't leak so readily, and in most cases wouldn't present as much pressure as we're required to use with air. Admittedly, I've never measured that pressure.
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But we have to pressure test them to pass inspection. Go figger.
Yes, but the pressure they're tested at isn't as high as the line pressure many times and it's not forever so a plug that might work well for a short duration could easily fail after a month, or a year or..........
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My waste line always has pressure. It makes me giggle when the dogs waste line releases pressure as well.

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Put a saddle clamp on it. The clamp won't be holding back pressure, just supporting that area of the pipe.

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