That Black ABS Pipe Can Snap and Leak!
Yeah, we want to believe that the black ABS drain pipe will last forever; it won’t rust and just sits in the wall right. Well not entirely right. ABS drain lines and fittings can be under some stress for a number of years due to improper strapping, sudden force, or even constant pressure to move.
These are more common than you realize, but you will not know it until it leaks. Of course, an inspection of the plumbing before the walls were closed may have help catch the problem early – before the leak had a chance to develop.
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