r136dg

Sink Plumbing-within the wall ?

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Definitely confirms I'm doing it! 

Thanks

 

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Normally I would automatically say a pressure test really isn't needed, but...

 

just recently saw a local builder glue up a 3/4" water line, globing on the solvent, pushing the mess together, then piling on more solvent to the outside, then pressurizing the line at 100% after 3 minutes.  Noticed the next day that the coupling had sprung a couple of pin-hole leaks where he'd piled on the extra solvent.  So, yeah, INSPECT and TEST EVERYTHING!

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Water line couple joint mentioned in my previous post.

It's a slow, slow leak. Probably should have made this into an animated .gif so you can see the water bubbling out under the dried solvent.  Luckily this is an outside line so the water isn't creating any lasting damage.

So, yea, check the work.

 

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On Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:43 AM, r136dg said:

I would like to add something, if anyone's still looking at this;

I have little plumbing experience (obviously) & have an after thought. Do any of you do pressure tests on your water feed lines? I was considering this before they get to stuccoing. 

 

Why not just run the water and look for any leaks first 

 

Unless you can isolate your system and hook an air pressure gauge then it's about the only other way 

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4 hours ago, upside said:

Unless you can isolate your system and hook an air pressure gauge then it's about the only other way 

 

???

You can purchase a Water Pressure Gage.  Read the static pressure.

 

...or do what my family does to me, let one of the faucets drip before going to bed and let me listen to the pump cycle all night. Guaranteed way to lull you to sleep.  :angry:

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23 hours ago, RichCor said:

 

???

You can purchase a Water Pressure Gage.  Read the static pressure.

 

...or do what my family does to me, let one of the faucets drip before going to bed and let me listen to the pump cycle all night. Guaranteed way to lull you to sleep.  :angry:

 

The line is isolated then filled with water 

 

Then pressurized air gets fed into the line and to see if there's a leak an air psi gauge is used . If there's a leak then the air gauge drops 

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On 1/17/2017 at 11:12 PM, Pdaz said:

 

It's pretty common now. Even available in home pro and Thai wasadu. But you are right the blue PVC is what Thais are used to and it is still used in most projects. They only see the initial cost saving. Not concerned about longevity.

 

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Don't forget you need the machine to do it most places that sell the pipe and fittings, if i remember 1000 per week plus 10 000 deposit.

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35 minutes ago, sappersrest said:

Don't forget you need the machine to do it most places that sell the pipe and fittings, if i remember 1000 per week plus 10 000 deposit.

 

Can also buy the basic machine for about 1800 baht. I did as I have ongoing projects and have lent it to a few (farang) friends.

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On 1/23/2017 at 0:09 PM, Pdaz said:

 

Can also buy the basic machine for about 1800 baht. I did as I have ongoing projects and have lent it to a few (farang) friends.

Would you please let me know where to get machine for 1800 baht? Thanks  

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