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how to fix hole in PVC pipe?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by wileyC, May 12, 2012.

  1. May 12, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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    wileyC

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    ...drilling to put toggle bolts into wall, ..hanging cabinets.. looks like i drilled into a PVC pipe in the wall, ...waste or vent?... anyway, hoping theres an easy way to plug the little hole...

    :(
     
  2. May 12, 2012 at 10:05 PM
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    Monkeysuncle

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    Cabinet height, my guess would be vent, unless you are on something other than the first floor.
     
  3. May 12, 2012 at 10:06 PM
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    you have to cut it and put a couple at the joint correct?
     
  4. May 12, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    duct tape
     
  5. May 12, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    Hell if it's behind cabinets just cut an access hole to access the "damage" then fix the pipe in question.
     
  6. May 12, 2012 at 10:08 PM
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    Small cut in dry wall or similar material, and JB WELD FTMFW
     
  7. May 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM
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    Ding ding ding!! We have a winner.

    Get yourself some pvc cleaner and glue, usually sold together in a brown can and a purple can, and a union. Cut the pipe in half where you drilled into it. You'll have to bend the pipe pretty good to get the union in there. Use the cleaner on both the pipe and the union, apply the glue, and stick it back together. Everything should be good as new. Good luck.
     
  8. May 12, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    Ha Ha just saw the home improvement thread, isn't that always the case, try and fix or do something and it turns into a mess. Good luck.
     
  9. May 12, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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    yeah it's on the first floor, ...the pipe is right up against the f-ing drywall, ..so assume it spans the width of the stud (drain/waste)?.... can i just glue or screw some kind of plug into it?
     
  10. May 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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    Stuff an HDMI cable or one of your spare guns in the hole
     
  11. May 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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    it's a big 3" pipe (actually 3.5"), running vertical between studs, ...some moisture in the hole, ..i think its waste pipe serving the second floor?..?... anyway, i think i have a plan:

    cut annular ring from another piece of pipe (same size), ...only about 3/4 of the circle, ...this will "snap" around the pipe, to help hold in place while the pvc glue dries... so i should be able to use this method to weld the annular patch right over the hole... i'm trying a test run on a scrap piece of pipe, same size... hopefully this is a good idea, i hope...
     
  12. May 13, 2012 at 10:23 PM
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    Awesome idea if you are OK with the upstairs poop water inside your wall cavity later :)
     
  13. May 13, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    ? what cavity?
     
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    Isn't the pipe inside the wall ?
     
  15. May 13, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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    you don't think this is a good fix?
     
  16. May 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    I wouldn't trust it to not leak if it is a waste stack , if it is a vent it would probably be OK
     
  17. May 13, 2012 at 10:40 PM
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    ...hmm, ..well it's not under pressure, right?.... not sure why it would'nt be trustworthy?... the guy at the h/w store was trying to peddle some tape to put over it, or epoxy putty?... i figured welding pvc to pvc would be better?
     
  18. May 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM
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    JB weld to plug the hole would be the most dependable QUICK fix.

    I would go the correct route which has been stated:
     
  19. May 13, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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    It's not under pressure , no .

    The inside diameter of the pipe won't match the outside diameter of the same size pipe .

    It's up to you , if it was my place , I'd replace the section of pipe
     
  20. May 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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    i don't think i'll have the clearance or range of movement needed for a typical pvc union...? :(
     
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