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How can I temporarily repair a lengthwise crack in an ABS drain pipe?

Tape it. You are not proposing this kludge as a permanent fix. That's good. The wrap-tape products are good for an emergency bodge, and that's what you are proposing, on a temporary basis. The problem ...
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How can I temporarily repair a lengthwise crack in an ABS drain pipe?

I agree with @jeff wheeler that all of these temp fixes are more work than a proper repair: go to the hardware store and buy ABS pipe in the same diameter. You can buy it in either 2 foot or 10 foot ...
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How can I temporarily repair a lengthwise crack in an ABS drain pipe?

I would do one of two things, depending on access and tool availability: Make a Pipe Patch Cut a suitable length of scrap 3" pipe, then rip slightly less than half of it out lengthwise. Apply ...
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ABS drain pipe to sewage broke at elbow: how to replace

You can use an ABS/PVC pipe reamer to remove the broken section from the fitting side, then glue in a replacement pipe like normal. Just make sure to pay attention to how far out you ream the pipe. ...
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Better choice for a kitchen sink p-trap: ABS and cemented joints or polypropylene and slip joints?

The polypropylene trap fittings (white, or black) are mechanically joined not glued. So you're conflating two entirely different systems. Even the sizes of the pipe are different between trap fittings ...
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Recommendations for drilling a lot of small holes in various plastics (ABS/PVC/Acryl)

The scope of your project requires an equally large scope of preparation. Swap out the ladder for a scaffold system. Replace the hand drill with, at a minimum, a drill jig to keep alignment while you ...
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Toilet flange slightly angled, options

The simplest option, assuming that the flange would not stand too high above the finished floor, is to do nothing. The wax ring used to seal between the flange and the toilet can take up quite a lot ...
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How can I attach 1-3/8 pipe to 1-1/2 inch abs?

Your pipe is 1" trade size. It's very standard and you'll have no trouble finding parts. The "trade size" is a weird thing that happens with pipe. Actual size is somewhat larger than trade size. (...
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How can I temporarily repair a lengthwise crack in an ABS drain pipe?

There is a GREAT ABS repair product, you can actually use it to fabricate ABS tanks for RVs and campers, using it to weld-glue abs panels together. The product is called PlastiMend-black. You will ...
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How can I temporarily repair a lengthwise crack in an ABS drain pipe?

If you happen to have one, a 3D printer pen* can act like a plastic welder in this case. I would recommend against doing this for PVC, but ABS is what those pens often already use. I'd first drill a ...
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Is flow direction through fittings important when fitting PVC or ABS pipe?

It makes no difference with cement-welded pipe. If you install a wye or tee or other splitter you inherently have one of each anyway. Also keep in mind that enough cement and dissolved plastic tends ...
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Why did my plumber use a cast iron to plastic coupling in one location, but not in the other?

It's a shielded (stainless wrap, above-ground use only, aids in shear force) rubber coupling. Part description for one such item states: Compatible with Sch. 40 PVC, cast-iron, plastic, steel, copper ...
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PVC to ABS on vent pipe

ABS to PVC Cement is the way to go for the connection. Depending on the vent layout, assuming there will never be water in it is a false assumption. Even if it is above the highest drain, rain falls ...
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How do you join white plastic (PVC) to black plastic (ABS)?

You can use 'transition cement' to make a connection between PVC and ABS for Drain-Waste-Vent applications. It's not suitable for pressure applications. You haven't provided a picture so I can't be ...
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How do you join white plastic (PVC) to black plastic (ABS)?

There are couplers available, in rubber, with a clip at each end. They're designed to join two pipes of similar o.d. I say similar, as the clips can tighten down a few mm to accommodate a slight ...
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Help identifying ABS vs. PVC

The top toilet drain definitely looks like ABS pipe with remnants of a PVC fitting having been glued to the outside. The shower drain looks like ABS. The white is probably soap scum or other deposits, ...
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How can I mitigate roots in ABS sewer pipe?

That root isn't your main problem. The collapsed pipe allowing the root is the problem. That white line is a crack where the pipe has been compressed. You can distinctly see the double arcs beyond the ...
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How can I attach 1-3/8 pipe to 1-1/2 inch abs?

At the guidance of a employee at a local hardware store I tried a 1 1/2 ABS to 1 1/4 Copper adapter. The dimensions of that adapter were different then just a regular 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 adapter (which I ...
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Connecting ABS at <22.5 degree angle?

My standard procedure for dealing with shallow angle bends when none of the prefab sizes are right, is two of them. Obviously you can get the bend you want with two 90's; my point is this works ...
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Remove ABS P Trap

Cutting is the only way to get it off, I doubt that it was original most homes that age were galvanized & cast iron. The supply looks to be galvanized is the reason I would think it’s not original....
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PVC to ABS Recommendations

I recently did something similar in my house. There was a transition from ABS to PVC already in place, and it was simply made using what I assume was regular PVC cement/glue. It held fine, the only ...
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PVC to ABS Recommendations

It appears in the photo that the pipe stub coming out of the wall has some extra length that could be removed, a new "Y" installed which would give you the needed space. It's a little difficult to ...
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Fernco coupling to join ABS drain pipes under basement?

Be quite difficult to use a normal abs coupling here. The couplings have a stop built into them and you typically need flexibility in the two ends being joined. These look concreted in. If the ...
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Leaking drain joint in reconstructed pipes under new kitchen sink

Neither tape nor putty should be used with a plastic compression joint. Tailpieces like that sometimes have flat washers when you probably need a tapered one--it should be the same as those at the ...
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How to repair leak between P-trap arm and drain pipe

It looks like that reducer is cemented on to a 22 1/2 degree sweep and separating them will really a job. You best bet would be to remove both those pieces because you don't know exactly which piece ...
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Is it possible to use ABS cement to glue together threaded ABS union fitting on P-trap for permanent connection?

Don't ever glue a fitting that is designed for threaded pressure fit. The threaded fittment allows the piping to be lined up then tightened for a leak free connection. Nobody but an expert could ...
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ABS drain pipe to sewage broke at elbow: how to replace

It's like a genie in a bottle! You get three chances. You can try removing the broken stub from the elbow's socket. There are mechanical approaches, such as grinding with a reamer or sanding with eg a ...
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How do you join white plastic (PVC) to black plastic (ABS)?

A picture of the 2 pipes you want to fit and the location are important in a proper answer to your question. As stated, cementing a connection together may not be advisable. You may need to attach a &...
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Crack in ABS drain pipe at slab

Concrete can be removed and replaced. It's not forever and untouchable. That's the correct way to fix this. Chisel out until you get enough clear, un-cracked pipe to put a coupling on. After ...
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How to connect clawfoot tub drain to different-sized ABS rough-in

Here are some options, none of them beautiful. Too bad you don't have a tiny bit of 2 inch pipe jutting out of the floor. A: Move the reducer inside the floor You need to break the floor or the ...
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