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    Question repair galvanized kitchen drain

    leaking 3in galvanized under kitchen from the sink drain can i use abs or pvc to relpace section of galvanized and what couplers are available

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    Default Re: repair galvanized kitchen drain

    You will need a PVC to NPT (National Pipe Thread) adapter. They come in male and female configurations.

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    Default Re: repair galvanized kitchen drain

    Depends on what is leaking and why.

    If the leak is at a threaded joint, and IF you can get the bad part off without damaging the rest of the joint you'll likely need to "chase" the threads to clear rust and debris out. They don't have to be spotless and perfect, but you do have to have enough thread for the PVC to latch onto. I usually bend a nail 90* and hold it with pliers to do the work. You can rent pipe dies and taps, if absolutely necessary.

    If the pipe is beyond salvage, it will need to be replaced, which is likely a professionals job rather than a DIY'r project unless your skills are pretty good.
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    Cool Re: repair galvanized kitchen drain

    this is how it was done galvanized was taken off with pipe wrench and wd 40. 68 in measurement taken to hardware store where we bought pvc with rubber type coupling with two clamps hardware store glued threaded coupler to one end used plumbers tape for pvc threads, cost about 20 bucks where galvanized was 5 bucks a ft plus you have to cut and thread

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    Default Re: repair galvanized kitchen drain

    Quote Originally Posted by jimimiller View Post
    this is how it was done galvanized was taken off with pipe wrench and wd 40. 68 in measurement taken to hardware store where we bought pvc with rubber type coupling with two clamps hardware store glued threaded coupler to one end used plumbers tape for pvc threads, cost about 20 bucks where galvanized was 5 bucks a ft plus you have to cut and thread
    yep --- pretty much it -- good on ya.
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