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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Would Replacing an Existing 3/4“ Water Main Line with 1” Improve Overall Volume/Flow to House (GPM)

After my own inspection and talking to the utility company I have the following: The meter (near the road) is 5/8" x 3/4". From what the water company told me - this is the most commonly installed ...
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New vanity doesn't leave room for old J trap - how should I run the new pipe?

I am ready to cut the drain pipe behind the wall with the 12" ruler laying on it (see pics) and raise the height of the vanity's sink drain, but I'm not sure the best way to do this. I want to raise ...
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How can I protect my underground sprinkler PVC pipe from tree roots?

This is a follow up to a previous problem I had here: PVC Pipe for sprinkler system broken in multiple places Does anyone have any suggestions how I can install underground PVC pipe and protect it ...
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How to cut threads on 2" PVC pipe?

I have some sections of 2" PVC and some Tee fittings that I need to join. On the Tee fittings, the main line is threaded and the outlets are smooth. How can I cut the threads in the straight ...
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(How) Can I reuse this PVC 4-way

Some contractors broke my irrigation system and I'm in the process of repairing it. One of the connections to a PVC 4-way junction had a piece of schedule-40 PVC broken off inside it. As luck would ...
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Keywords or Names for this Part

I am trying to embed a load-bearing anchor in a 1-inch foam sheet. The most natural solution would be some kind of threaded plastic pair that fits together, with one end being able to have a rope ...
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ok to run PVC pipe behind gas meter?

I am considering installing a radon mitigation pipe system in my home, but the only area where I could reasonably have the pipe exit my home is crammed with all my other utilities. The best spot I've ...
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How to convert bathtub drain to shower?

I have a 1960's house. I am renovating a bathroom, removing bathtub and putting in shower. I will be using Schluter Kerdi-Shower for conversion. I would like to know what parts of that iron drain ...
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PVC Pipe for sprinkler system broken in multiple places

Roughly 2 years ago I posted this question: Need Sprinkler Cracked PVC Pipe Repair Suggestions There was a lot of good suggestions, but now the issue has gotten much worse. In the image below I'm ...
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How can I cut a vinyl chair mat to shorten it?

I need to cut a few inches from this PVC chair mat (if this isn't PVC, can you tell me what material it is). How do I achieve this? I though of using an acrylic knife; will it work? The line will be ...
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Can (must) P-trap be directly underneath the drain in stand-up shower stall?

Can (must) P-trap be directly underneath the drain in stand-up shower stall? I'm roughing in a 48"X36" one piece shower stall with a center drain. In the photo I've just got it dry fit. This is the ...
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Is it OK to drink water from newly-cemented PVC pipes?

It has been my habit to use Christy's Red Hot Blue Glue to mend PVC pipe. I am happy with the performance and the repairs turn out very well. I also note, with great interest, that it is rated for ...
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How can I test if a PVC irrigation pipe is in use?

While digging in the yard I came across 2 PVC pipes. I broke one of them. I then ran the irrigation and discovered that (luckily) the one that I broke is old and no longer in use. The other I don't ...
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What is this pipe in my garage for?

I measured it and it would come out under the cement where I approximately marked in red in the next picture. The main house sits on the other side of that cement walkway. My only guess is it has ...
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How to connect 4” PVC to broken sewer line?

I have a piece of broken cast iron pipe with almost no overhang. Wondering what are my options here?
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What material is this pipe? Options for new 2" Union

I'd like to go 2 inch pvc into my new pool pump from that valve. What are my options? This pipe is 1.5 inches, not metal, but I'm not 100% that is CPVC either, but I'm not an expert. I have a 2" union ...
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Are bends allowed in a toilet drain above the 4x3 reducer?

I am finishing my basement, which was roughed in by the builder, but I need to move the toilet, since I lost 8" of wall framing in front of the main sewer line, the vanity would be stupidly narrow, to ...
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Waterproofing between wall and new sink vanity

We just installed a new sink vanity and there's a roughly 1 inch gap between the bottom of our mirror and the top of the sink where the wall is exposed. We'd like to protect the wall back there from ...
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Are my outside HVAC units and condensation drain PVC pipes set up correctly?

I'm a newbie with this stuff, but here's my situation: I have two HVAC units in my home. One sits on top of the patio and one sits on the ground. Both of them are draining condensation from the PVC ...
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Do PVC glue, cement leave traces?

Before a month, I bought a domestic air conditioner for my bedroom and the person who came to install it, used somewhere PVC glue with that strong toxic smell (you can smell glue without to have to ...
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Tapping into existing 3/4“ supply and 3” drain to add washer

I understand there are a lot of variables to something like this, so I'm going to try to provide enough detail that people can at least understand the question here: I have a washer/dryer I'd like to ...
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French Drain PVC Size

Will constructing a french drain still work using two inch perforated pvc instead of the recommended four inch perforated pvc?
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3 inch pvc in concrete

I have a 3 inch pvc drain pipe i have to move 4 inches that is embedded in concrete. I have hammered out the concrete and now im ready to cut into the line and put a T coupling in for a toilet. My ...
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Trouble fitting plumbing under new vanity

I am trying to install a new vanity and have run into some trouble trying to fit the plumbing needed under the sink because: The vanity is small The plumbing goes directly into the floor All the ...
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Can I thin thick PVC cement with primer?

I needed to make a repair on some PVC pipe. When I opened my can of cement, I discovered that is was thicker than when new. I purchased the cement around a year ago and kept the lid firmly closed. The ...
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Per IRC, are flexible PVC couplings ever allowed to be used above ground for PVC to PVC connections?

It is my understanding that flexible PVC couplings (e.g. Fernco) meet the definition of Mechanical Joint in the international residential code. The 2015 IRC prohibits the use of Mechanical Joints on ...
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DIY Pool Lift designs & successes?

My dad suddenly has serious mobility issues keeping him from his beloved pool. I’m visiting this week and trying to see if there’s some diy pool lift of any design I can build from stuff at Harbor ...
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Is PVC conduit OK above ground to hook up a Jacuzzi?

We are hooking up a Jacuzzi and need to run # 8 wire above ground What PVC should we use to run under our house to get to the back yard? I have read Schedule 80 PVC will work.
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What should I do about a pin hole leak in pvc water pipe?

I have tried JB Weld products, epoxy, water epoxy, and water tape. I do not want to replace the pipe--just fix it for now. The pipe is a cold water supply.
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How should I repair mounting holes drilled into pvc window frames?

A previous owner had drilled holes into the pvc frames to fit blinds, which have since been removed leaving small holes. I'm not expecting pvc can be filled flawlessly, but what would be the best ...
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Flat PVC Cap to fit a 3" PVC pipe

I'm looking for a flat PVC cap for 3" PVC pipe. I ordered a few 3" PVC DWV Schedule 30 Caps Amazon that were too small. I've measured the 3" PVC pipe, and it appears the outer diameter is just over 3....
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Dealing with a broken toilet flange on PVC pipe

So I'm about to tile my bathroom floor but the toilet flange broke and can't get it out I tried with a chisel and hammer but I think I got the pipe to so how can I fix this situation I got here
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PVC leak under slab in outdoor waterfall feature

I've searched the internet for a solution to my problem and I can't find anything that even references a potential fix. Maybe one doesn't even exist, but I have to try, right? So, here is my problem....
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Where to find plastic corner pipe cover

I'm looking for a plastic box with 2 open sides that can be attached to the wall. Maybe about 8x8 or 10x10. I need to cover a PVC vent pipe that curves in the corner of the wall. I just can't find it....
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Are all plastic compression fittings interchangeable?

I need to rework the plumbing under my kitchen double sink. Currently, it consists of one brass drain pipe along with all ABS pipe and compression joints. Can I replace the pieces I need with their ...
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Can PVC Conduit be Used on an Unfinished Basement Wall?

I'm interested in installing outlets on my basement wall, and I saw that PVC conduit is available. Is this acceptable to use PVC conduit on unfinished basement walls?
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How to create a hidden plug for PVC pipe

I'm working on building a semi-permanent set of full-size soccer goals. Full-size in this case means 6' x 18'. Because of the size and spans, I'm planning on using 1.5" PVC pipe and fittings. And ...
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Moving forward with a hacked-up toilet flange replacement

I noticed water leaking out from under a toilet, so I decided to take a look, hoping that it was something simple (wax ring or even a hairline bowl fracture). The toilet came out with (almost) no ...
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How can I avoid excessive junk on inside junction, when cementing PVC sprinkler pipe?

I'm cementing some schedule 40 PVC pipe using the best instructions I could find ( http://www.tchristy.net/pdf/ChristysTechManual_v5_English.pdf ). The outside of each joint looks fine, but inside ...
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Is solvent fitted 2” pvc safe for use with drinking water?

I have a 500 gal outdoor drinking water storage barrel, that I want to attach a hydrant to (the hand operated type) Yes I know the water will need to be disinfected after pulling it from the barrel. ...
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Do I need a rain\snow cover on this furnace vent?

Just bought a house that had a new furnace installed this summer. Vent number 1 in the image is for the furnace (2 is the water heater and 3 is sump). As you can see in the image, 2 and 3 both would ...
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Minimum Size of First 90 Degree Fitting Downstream of a Sink

The Building code for Wisconsin states this: The minimum radius for the first 90° fitting downstream from a trap serving a lavatory or sink shall be 1-3/4" for drain piping 1-1/2" in diameter. ...
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PVC pipe end cap fitting, with center hole and offset hole?

Is there such a thing as a PVC pipe reducer end cap fitting, which has a center hole and an offset hole? The purpose of the center hole is to insert a small diameter straight PVC pipe through the ...
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Detecting concealed PVC water pipe with ultrasonic sensor

I'm planning to install some glass shelves in one corner of my washroom. The problem is, there are some plumbing pipes snaking around underneath the ceramic tiles and I risk punching holes while ...
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PVC toilet flange replacement problems

Background: I wanted to replace the wax ring on my toilet but when I took it apart I found that the flange was in bad shape. The notches that hold the bolts were broken out. That, I think, led to the ...
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How to fill a narrow crevice around my toilet waste pipe with concrete?

When I replaced a toilet, I discovered that my toilet flange was not actually secured to my concrete subfloor at all and had come out of level, causing a leak between the bowl and the floor on the ...
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Spilled pvc primer in water softener tank?

So, let me start by saying I’m an idiot. As implied by the title, I spilled pvc primer in my water softener tank. I was installing a whole house filter overhead and doing the piping and knocked it ...
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PVC threaded fitting broken off. How can I remove?

showing broken fittting that is stuck... the white fitting is the new replacement.. you see threaded end is same as piece stuck in the pool filter
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What purpose does this PVC pipe in my crawlspace serve?

I was cleaning the crawlspace under the house and discovered two 3/4 inch white PVC pipes that run across the crawlspace buried under ground (4-8 inch deep) and terminate at the perimeter foundation ...
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PVC to CPVC transition

Is it OK to solvent weld PVC to CPVC? I have a Schedule 40 PVC line outside a building and need to transition to CTS CPVC for indoor plumbing (because code). I'm wondering both from a practical (will ...