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    Should I use Fernco Coupling for This

    I'm trying to reassemble the PVC pipes under my kitchen sink. The pipe in the wall had a short length of pipe screwed into it. PVC pipe went into that, and was held on with a metal screw on connector with a washer inside it. That metal connector was in bad shape, so I took it off with a pipe wrench. I was unable to screw on another one as it would not screw on straight. I assumed the threads on the pipe were damaged, so I tried to remove it with a pipe wrench. It broke off where it went into the pipe in the wall. Part of it is still in there, and I can't get it out. Can I use a Fernco type coupling to connect the pipe in the wall to the PVC? Problem is the end of the pipe in the wall is not round, like a circle. It has flat areas so it can be gripped by a wrench. I tried to remove it but can't get it loose. I don't want to use too much force. So, if I got a Fernco type coupling to go on the pipe in the wall would it be a tight seal? It would be a round coupling going onto a pipe that has a faceted end. I hope that makes sense. I can't afford a plumber. Got to fix this myself.

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    Sounds like it is a slip joint...

    Can you post a picture please?
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    Sorry, I can't post a pic. Not allowed to do that until I have made 15 forum posts.

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    The PVC pipe did not have threads on the end and did slip inside the threaded pipe I broke off, if that's what you mean by a slip joint

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    Ok did the threaded pipe break out of the tee or elbow in the wall?
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    It broke out of the elbow in the wall

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    You will either need to get a new nipple (piece of pipe threaded on both ends) to screw into the tee or elbow in the wall or, open the wall and replace the tee or, elbow in the wall.

    If the piece of pipe that broke off is still in the tee or, elbow it wiil have to be removed to thread a new one in. Usually cutting into it with a hacksaw and prying works. The threads in the tee or, elbow may be usable or not which dictates the rest of the repair.
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