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PVC can be melted. Get a needle, lock the eye hole down in vice grips, use a lighter to heat the needle (or if the needle is long attach it to a 9V battery) and the start pressing into your PVC. It may take a few times in the same place but you will get a micro hole. Once through the pipe use your 1/16 drill bit to tap a cone at the tip of the needle hole to ...


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The issue is not 'what is in favor' but what the building code requires. Here is a general rule: toilet: 3" or 4" washing machine and shower: 2" sinks: 1 1/2" nothing smaller. combined vent through roof must be equal or greater than size leaving the home to sewer or septic. This is just a guideline - I take it you are not hiring a plumber to do this work. ...


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the easiest way to repair a damaged cast-iron pipe is with a rubber connector that has two worm drive hose clamps at each end. They come in all types of configurations and diameters. Lasco is a quality brand name as is Fernco. If the break is in the pipe you will have to cut out the damaged section and replace with a similar sized ABS pipe with a rubber ...


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I wonder if you could address the glue used for connecting PVC pipe - whether gray outdoor, or white pipe, or "UV resistant"… specifically when the PVC piping will be used with an ultraviolet generator for pool sanitizing. I just had a big failure of a glued joint in dark gray, schedule 80 PVC pipe, leading into the side of an ultraviolet generator built by ...


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Find a better store, if the ones you are going to don't have 2" PVC in full sticks (or possibly look higher up in the store you are in, and get someone to drag it down.) In MY house, the only place you'll find 1-1/2 or 1-1/4" is the tailpieces on the sinks - as soon as it hits pipe, it goes up to 2", because it's not that much more expensive and it greatly ...


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I'm in the process of installing a drip system. What I've done is purchase blue line, 1/2" irrigation tubing. I then poke holes where I want them using a hat pin and different sized safety pins. It works wonderfully and I've saved hundreds on materials. I decided to do this after learning that the high priced drip line with the emitters already installed ...


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I had a puncture happen in an area that cutting the pipe and adding a coupling was going to be a super mission. What I ended up doing was cutting a coupling in half (so you get 2 u shaped pieces), gluing it on, and using a hose clamp to tighten it. This was for a sprinkler pipe so not nearly as much constant pressure as a house pipe but it's been holding for ...



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