Questions tagged [pvc]

Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC) is a common type of plastic pipe, used for both plumbing as well as electrical conduit. Use with the [plumbing] or [conduit] tags when your question is specific to this type of pipe.

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Water leak at outside copper-PVC pipe connection

The water supply to the irrigation system includes a connection between copper and PVC pipes, located a few inches above the ground. The PVC pipe connected to the copper pipe (blue in the picture) ...
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Can I connect a 90 degree tee to my plumbing that goes straight down?

I currently have a kitchen sink on the first floor which leads to a vertical pipe (illustrated in black). I would like to connect a bathroom sink to the same vertical pipe (illustrated in orange). Can ...
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Is it safe to use Category 1 80,000BTU furnace with 2 inch PVC exhaust?

A contractor just finished installation of new HVAC system with a category 1 furnace (model: GMES800805CNAA). He originally used a reducer to connect 4 inch exhaust to a 2 inch PVC pipe. He claimed ...
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Way to patch pinhole size hole in black pvc drain/vent pipe

I accidentally drilled through my drain/pvc pipe while installing baseboard. It was right behind the drywall. I used trim screws and it barely went through. There is a pinhole size hole from what I ...
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How do I remove broken sewer cleanout cap?

We accidentally mowed over the sewer cleanout cap. How do I remove this broken cap using tools that might be available in most households? Or by spending the least amount of money on new tools?
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Bathroom p-trap 2in male to 1 1/4 in drain outlet

I am trying to replace pipes and trap in my bathroom sink. For some reason the drain is connected via a 2in male threaded pvc pipe. On the other end I have a "standard" 1 1/4in metal pipe (...
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Should an underground HDPE gas line be sleeved in PVC?

I'm building an outdoor BBQ island with a natural gas grill and side burners. My building inspector and I came up with a plan. I'm going to rough in the gas line and pressure test it and then I'll ...
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Can I put anchor bolts in concrete in PVC forms?

I am thinking about using 2 foot sections of 4" PVC buried in the ground as form for concrete piers or deck posts to support the bottom frame walls of a shed. The pipes will be buried in the ...
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How do I fix a leak in my sink's drain pipe? [closed]

Started facing a water leak issue on pvc pipe under the bathroom sink. I am new to this and never fixed this before. How do i fix this leak ? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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threaded pvc to female brass. What should I use on threads?

I am extending an existing 1" PVC water line from my well to a yard hydrant. I am using PEX-B pipe and brass fittings. One end will be connecting to an existing 1" PVC pipe using a Threaded ...
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Can we paint exterior pvc board around windows dark brown?

The wood frame around our exterior windows is rotting. Our home is dark brown stained cedar siding, and our window frames are also dark brown. We called a local construction company to fix the old ...
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Why is my exterior PVC water main covered in vinyl wrap?

I'm going to replace the main water shutoff valve that feeds my house. The 1" PVC water line comes up thru the ground and then threads into 1" copper (that's the part I'm going to alter). I ...
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What is the technique and required materials to connect a new PVC elbow to an existing PVC T-Pipe?

When connecting a new PVC elbow to an existing PVC T-Pipe, is there any special technique required or any materials (such as plumber's putty) required to complete this task? I'm imagining it's very ...
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Irrigation Zone Off When Should Be On, On When Should Be Off

I have been replacing irrigation lines, switching from buried black poly lines to buried PVC pipes. Summary When I open Zone 1 (for sprinklers), the nothing happens. When I open Zones 2-5, then Zone 1 ...
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Using 1.25" SCH 40 PVC pipe to protect hose for irrigation

I'm setting up a simple irrigation system on my farm to deliver water to my fruit trees. What I want to do is to run a hose (a simple garden hose) through 1.25" schedule 40 PVC pipe to protect ...
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How to connect PVC to galvanized pipe

What are the proper ways to connect PVC to galvanized metal? The context of this question is for a house that has a kitchen drain stack made of 2" PVC, except for the topmost (vent) section, ...
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How deep should PVC drain pipe be buried to ensure grass will grow above ground?

I’m burying 4” solid PVC drain pipe (not a French drain) in my yard for downspout & surface drainage. How deep should the pipes be buried in order to ensure that grass will grow above it? Due to a ...
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How do I fix this shower drain?

A couple days ago I noticed in the ceiling some dripping water after taking a shower. There was really no reason the pipe would have broken, so I pulled up the shower grate thinking it was maybe ...
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Is there anything to help reinforce PVC pipe?

I am plumbing a pond and have some above-ground PVC pipe. I used the purple and blue glue to attach the pipes, but am concerned some pipes could still come loose. I plan to wrap the pipes with duct ...
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Can I repurpose an unused 6" radon pipe as an electrical conduit?

When the house was built, 3 radon pipes were installed between the basement and the attic. They are 6" PVC plastic are completely within the walls of the home except for their ends. Only one of ...
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How to connect flexible PVC tubing to PVC pipe with no chance of connection breaking?

I am assembling the plumbing for a pond. I've put nearly all of the plumbing under water, so if something breaks, the leak will occur underwater, within the pond, and thus, it has no chance of the ...
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Is there a product that provides a switch for diverting water through a different set of pipes?

I have a pond setup where there are two pools, a lower pool and upper pool. Water is pumped from the lower pool into the upper pool, with an electric pump, then flows back through a waterfall. Much of ...
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Does the orientation of a swing check valve matter?

I am installing a swing check valve on the plumbing of a pond. The purpose is to prevent the water from flowing backwards through the pipes during a power outage. It water were to flow backwards, ...
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How should I drain an area of gravel between a sidewalk and retaining wall?

We are reclaiming a flower bed and extending our existing patio. After a gully washer I am now concerned about drainage for this 5ft by 36ft impervious surface we are adding. We are also adding a ...
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How to properly insulate PVC water pipes outside?

I live in Houston, and I'm trying to re-insulate my external pipes, which are a mix of PVC pipes and fittings and brass valves. Most of my fellow Houstonians use foam polyethylene insulation and duct ...
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Sprinkler pipe in concrete

I'm having a concrete deck installed, and I'm keeping a sprinkler pipe in the concrete for use in a drip system. Is it ok if the pipe is PVC or should I replace it with a galvanized pipe?
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Which grade of PVC piping do I need in order to sustain a 1,000Pa vacuum?

I'm rigging a proof of concept DIY machine, in which the internal pressure will need to be at most 1/50th of atmospheric pressure. For a safety margin, I want the machine to withstand 1/100th ...
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Irrigation system B-Hyve with manifold away from the faucet

I am using 3 B-hyve Smart Hose Faucet Timers to schedule watering. The current system is connected as: Faucet ---- ~35 ft garden hose ----- backflow preventer ---- 4-Way Hose Faucet Splitter --- 3x (...
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What to call a fitting that helps quickly release two PVC pipes?

I have a hose that I need to attach to some PVC, but needs to be removable for maintenance. I found some threaded PVC ring, which I can glue to either side, that allows for it to be separated, the ...
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Frozen PVC pipes in Texas

I have frozen water pipes and I poured boiling water down the bathtub drain and now have a small amount of hot water coming out cold water tap. What could cause this?
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How can I prevent frost buildup on a concentric water heater intake?

I have a hot water tank with a concentric PVC vent that's both an intake and exhaust for the tank. Whenever it's -30 celcius and below (I'm from Canada), the air intake on the concentric vent clogs up ...
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Small leak has appeared in a PVC drain pipe joint, how to seal?

I have attached a picture of the joint, and circled the bit that is leaking, a small hole. What is the best way to go about sealing this up and fixing it? Thanks.
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Ensuring a down pipe attached to a wall stays elevated above the ground

I have a downpipe that I noticed was full of water. When I lifted it up, all the water started gushing out. The attachments had come off and it had slipped down leading me to believe it was sitting ...
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Can Schedule 40 PVC refer to non-Rigid and Rigid or uPVC pipe (for food safety)?

From what I read, "regular" PVC is not for food applications. You have to get uPVC or Rigid PVC (same thing I believe.) But I can't find it anywhere. Is Schedule 40 the same across Rigid ...
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Do these look like good PVC exhaust and intake termination ends for a new tankless gas heater?

I just had a new tankless gas water heater installed, and it seems to be working well. But looking around here, other sites, and my own HVAC system, the terminating ends seem to come out further from ...
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Can I extend my sump pump outlet and dig it down in the ground?

I attached an image of what I want, but essentially the water pools 6 feet from the house and ends up creating a swampy area for my dog to run though right out side the door. Can I add a 45 degree and ...
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Is an ethernet cable threaded inside a metal conduit is more protected from electromagnetic interference? [closed]

I am at the end of a renovation, and only now  I discovered that it is not recommended to run ethernet cable in parallel and closely to power cables, even if they are in separate conduits, but I may ...
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Does the combustion air inlet for a 95% HE furnace need to be sloped down the same degree as the exhaust?

I'm determining if existing 2.5" PVC furnace vent pipes can be moved inside an existing soffit box in my garage ceiling. To do this the exhaust outlet pipe could keep it's existing grade from ...
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How can I store PVC pipe in the sun and prevent UV degradation? [closed]

I handle the PVC pipe storage system in the yard for my company. The yard is a totally open area and pipe is directly exposed to sun light. In the summer the sun is high and due to this lots of pipe ...
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Basement rough-in PVC drain pipe is not centered with stud

Our basement rough-in PVC drain pipe is not centered with the wall studs. It is not a load bearing wall since it's a newly framed wall (wall can no longer be moved). We now have to extend the drain to ...
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Can I run conduit through a retaining wall?

I have a terraced backyard with 3 retaining walls, each about 4' high. One is poured concrete, the other two are wood (PT 3x12). I am looking to add some outlets to the backyard from an existing ...
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How do I remove this drain pipe from my garbage disposal?

I found a leak in my garbage disposal, and I think I know the source (possibly a crack in the drainpipe). However, now I'm stuck on how to actually take off the drain pipe. The disposal pipe (3 in the ...
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How can I cut this recessed PVC pipe?

The top of this pipe is gouged where it needs to seal with the new shower base. I need to trim off a few inches from this pipe so I can glue on a clean piece. the hole is 10" square. The pipe ...
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Is there a Plastic Barb to PVC Pipe pipe fitting?

I'm using this Diaphragm Pump that I bought online for a certain project, and I want to attach the inlet and outlets of this diaphragm pump to a PVC pipe. I think that Barb Outlets are supposed to be ...
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garbage disposal relocation

Complete newbie to DIY-ing as well as Plumbing. My wife and I decided to upgrade our kitchen sink and we chose a single basin, 9" deep model. I've been reading a lot on plumbing best practices ...
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Best way and best tool to file sch. 40 PVC

So I'm doing some DWV plumbing, and I'm close to being finished with my project. I'm looking for advice on the best way to clean up and chamfer PVC sch. 40 pipe (I'm mostly using 1-1/2" and 2&...
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Why is Schedule 80 conduit not available at home improvement stores?

Perhaps this is common knowledge, but I just found out that standard home improvement stores (HD, LO) do not carry Sch 80 conduit. I was always under impression that they would, and they even list it ...
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Will my DIY wood and PVC cat cage hold up?

I'm a total amateur, looking for feedback on my plan for a DIY wood-and-PVC cat cage before I build it. CONTEXT: My cat injured his spine and needs cage rest. However, he anxiously scratches the mesh ...
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Window casing upgrade to plastic/pvc/vinyl/aluminum

I Just had two rooms added to the house, and I totally forgot to mention in the contract that I wanted the window casing to be plastic. (window frame? The internal part that encases the window ...
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Can I just cover PVC pipes with elbows with soil underground?

I had a leak in my piping, I fixed it and I'm going to cover it with soil. My concern is that somebody can walk over this spot when it's underground. Can pipe elbows break in that case and how can I ...

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