Seal the sewer pipe so it works

It smells in the kitchen, under the sink or in the bathroom? The reason can be a leaking sewer pipe. Replacing it is costly and costly, but you can seal minor damage yourself.

How can you proceed??

First you should get to the bottom of the matter, because in addition to unpleasant smells, furniture can be damaged or there is a risk of mold. The easiest way would be to replace the sewer pipe, but if that is not possible, the pipe must first be temporarily sealed.

  • Also read - Closing the sewer pipe
  • Also Read - Replacing Sewer Pipe
  • Also read - Overbuilding a sewer pipe

First check what material your drainpipes are made of. In the past, lead or iron were often used, and sometimes copper. Modern drainage pipes are made of plastic.

How can a metal sewer pipe be repaired?

Small damage can be repaired with a plasticine made from a 2K epoxy resin adhesive.

  • Turn off the water supply
  • Dry the area and remove any dirt
  • Mix the two components of the glue together
  • Carefully press the compound, no holes or gaps should be left
  • Let the modeling clay dry out

How can a plastic sewer pipe be sealed?

To seal leaks here, you need a fast-curing 2K acrylic adhesive, acetone and a gauze bandage.

  • Turn off the water supply
  • Thoroughly clean the area with acetone
  • The plastic pipe must be dry, clean and free of grease
  • Mix together hardener and apply it the width of a gauze bandage
  • Now wrap the pipe twice with the bandage and apply glue again
  • Repeat the process several times
Tips & Tricks Plastic pipes can only be sealed if they are made of PVC. PE, PP or HDPE pipes must be exchanged.