Waste pipe leak.

Any quick temporary way to seal a small leak on a plastic waste pipe joint? 

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  • stuart45
    stuart45 Posts: 3,822
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    What sort of joint is it? E.g. Solvent weld, compression, push fit.
  • BikingBud
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    Is it a glued or push fit joint?

    Occasionally find push fit especially under kitchen sinks can get knocked and just need dissembling cleaning and reseating. If glued and you can see where it is coming from a hot soldering iron may be able to close the hole.
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  • tony3619
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    stuart45 said:
    What sort of joint is it? E.g. Solvent weld, compression, push fit.
    Not a clue 😂 it looks solvent weld? Looks like it's been weeping for months....it's the condensation pipe from the boiler. 
  • Bendy_House
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    Clean it up really thoroughly, and then observe it closely when the boiler is chugging away - try and ID where the actual leak is.
    To sort it, almost certainly a wipe-over with pipe solvent weld/adhesive will do this, but make sure it's fully dry (boiler off), and clean. There's no 'pressure' behind the flow - the condensate is just dribbling down that pipe under gravity - so an external wipe-over with solvent adhesive will likely be enough.
  • stuart45
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    I've heard plumbers say they heat the pipe slightly before wiping it.
  • Belenus
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    edited 21 March 2022 at 1:24PM
    tony3619 said:

    ..it's the condensation pipe from the boiler. 
    Condensate water is slightly acidic so I suggest that you protect whatever is below until you fix that slight leak.
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  • Pipe repair clamps may do the job, did you try?
  • Kamyk8450 said:
    Pipe repair clamps may do the job, did you try?
    I would imagine the OP has got it sorted in the year and a half that has elapsed since they asked the question.

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