Client Hunter Properties
Timeframe Same Day
Location Encinitas, CA
A property management emailed ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing a work order to repair a leaking pipe in their tenant’s bathroom. They also asked that the shower and shower handles be checked as they were difficult to turn off and on.
The ASAP technician demoed the grout in unit 202 around the pipe and drywall ceiling in unit 102 below to remove the 2″ broken segment of cast iron pipe just below the 45 elbow fitting. It appears that the cast iron pipe was forced to stand upright and slightly cocked to the side in the fitting, which is likely the cause of the leak.
He replaced it with new 2″ ABS piping, street 22 fitting, 45 elbow and no hub bands to ensure the pipe would stand upright in the upstairs unit without being bent. He used grout around the new pipe, avoiding damage to the surrounding tile. The tech then ran water in the upstairs unit and checked for leaks. There are no leaks at this time.