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    31 years ago in plumbing school was the last time I poured a caulked joint on a horizontal pipe requiring a running rope. Thanks to the poster who suggested using plumbers putty instead of buying a running rope for this joint!

    The joint being replaced has a VERY slow leak and is about to be boxed in as a result of a new bathroom being installed in the basement. It turns out the oakum was pretty much washed out of the back of the joint.

    This was a BLAST!
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    Re: horizontal caulk joint.

    A couple more pics.
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      Re: horizontal caulk joint.

      nice job
      when i moved to PA 21 years ago the plumbers had no idea how to pour this type of joint so i had to shoe the how to do it with a rope and i said if you dont have a rope you can pack the hub with Dumb Dumb putty
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        Re: horizontal caulk joint.

        Originally posted by HVAC HAWK View Post
        nice job
        when i moved to PA 21 years ago the plumbers had no idea how to pour this type of joint so i had to shoe the how to do it with a rope and i said if you dont have a rope you can pack the hub with Dumb Dumb putty

        Thanks for suggesting it! and the dumb dumb did use the putty. The only running rope I could locate was in Chicago so putty was cheaper, faster and easier.
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        • #5
          Re: horizontal caulk joint.

          Who suggested to use putty?

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            Re: horizontal caulk joint.

            Don't know..Curious , would thumb gum work ?
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              Re: horizontal caulk joint.

              thanks for reminding me to oil my runners. I have heard of using nothing but putty and apparently it works. Takes a lot of putty though. Always use some for inverted verticals to keep the vertical runner from leaking.
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              • #8
                Re: horizontal caulk joint.

                Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                thanks for reminding me to oil my runners. I have heard of using nothing but putty and apparently it works. Takes a lot of putty though. Always use some for inverted verticals to keep the vertical runner from leaking.
                You have heard of it? Apparently it works? Well sure it works...read post #3 of this thread.
                http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...rizontal+joint

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                  Re: horizontal caulk joint.

                  Yes, heard of, not done. I've always had the tools
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                  • #10
                    Re: horizontal caulk joint.

                    Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                    Yes, heard of, not done. I've always had the tools
                    Sure I have joint runners.....its always good to know other ways tho. Now teach your students that there are more than one way to skin a plumber.

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                      Re: horizontal caulk joint.

                      The way things are going all they need to know is how to push some crappo fitting together.
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                      • #12
                        Re: horizontal caulk joint.

                        Originally posted by NHMaster3015 View Post
                        thanks for reminding me to oil my runners. I have heard of using nothing but putty and apparently it works. Takes a lot of putty though. Always use some for inverted verticals to keep the vertical runner from leaking.

                        It does take lots of putty but 99% + is recovered so it's no loss. Getting the old lead out was a pain. Trying to get it out without disturbing the closet bend was tedious. The joint was around 90% lead, almost no oakum.
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                          Originally posted by geno gardner View Post
                          It does take lots of putty but 99% + is recovered so it's no loss. Getting the old lead out was a pain. Trying to get it out without disturbing the closet bend was tedious. The joint was around 90% lead, almost no oakum.
                          Well you did it and looks like a bang up job to me..I usually drill out the old lead..what say you
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                          • #14
                            Re: horizontal caulk joint.

                            Originally posted by OLD1 View Post
                            Well you did it and looks like a bang up job to me..I usually drill out the old lead..what say you
                            I did drill a little bit, and used a little bit too. Since the pipe was staying put, it was in the way so I couldn't get a straight angle. Meant small diameter drill bits, and after breaking a few I just went with slicing thin lead slivers off with a variety of screwdriver sizes. Thin lead slivers can also come in handy as toilet shims.
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