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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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PVC Exterior Window Sill on a Brick Veneer Home

I have a brick veneer home with a rectangular hole in the wall that currently holds an unneeded window air conditioner. I bought a window I would like to install there. The hole does not have a brick ...
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Can I use silicone to glue drain gasket to drain before setting tub?

I am about to set a bathtub onto an already installed drain. Before moving the cast iron tub into place I need to first set a rubber washer on drain assembly. Since there is very access and the tub ...
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PVC Pipe Venting air outside

Why does hot air vent outside when heater isn't on? I understand it venting hot air out when heater is on but I don't know why it vents air when heater isn't on.
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Can PVC be encased horizontally in concrete

Have an unfortunate "this is the only way this is going to work" situation with a DMV repair, resulting in the repair portion of the drain pipe, having to run 4 feet horizontally (yes, at the correct ...
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PVC glue fumes in pipeyste

So I installed the PVC DWV lines for a wet bar and I put a temporary cap where the P-trap would go as the drywall isn't installed yet. I took the cap off recently and I got a big whiff of that strong ...
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Leaky pvc ball valve handle cap and pvc joint

I spent a long time fixing a broken irrigation pipe but now have small leaks in a couple of places. In the picture water flows downwards and the ball valve controls the flow from the main line to the ...
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How can I run a line under a cement sidewalk

What's a good way run a length of 2" PVC underground from one side of the porch to the other. I'd use it as a culvert to route a garden hose in the long term. The cement step and walk are 4' wide. ...
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Removal of toilet flange in bathroom remodel with subfloor replacement and tile installation

I had a leaking bottom seal for my first floor half bath toilet, buckling linoleum tiles. I took up the linoleum and 0.7 in composite board that sits on the primary subfloor. As part of this ...
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air conditioner pipe pvc glue

I recently bought a new air condition. The guy who came to install it in my bedroom used PVC glue to joint two pipes the one of the air condition with the outside one(instead he could use something ...
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How to fix PVC to PVC leak?

There's a leak in the PVC to PVC connection shown below. The pipe without red-lettering is not securely attached. It rotates slightly and can be pushed in and out slightly as well. I don't believe ...
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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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running a non-potable exterior water line

I need to run a water line for gardening to a roof deck from the ground level (up 2 floors). I have a courtyard tap, and a brick wall I can run something along the outside of. My thought was to use a ...
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PVC solar 2" pipe joints degrading from ultraviolet…something I should anticipate more of?

I've had leaks develop from the pipe joints on my 2" main PVC lines that feed solar network for pool heating. Tech pages say pipe should be painted white but will that do anything for the couplers? ...
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PVC Pipes And Pool Solar Heating Advice

We have a set of EnerSol solar panels (black water pipes) which are installed on the roof. Our pool pump sends water up to the panels via black PVC pipes. The water goes through the panels, warms ...
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Transparent screw-on 6" cap for PVC pipe

I got a backwater valve installed in my basement. The water table was high, so I could not use a backwater valve with a see-through cover; I had to use a valve that is typically used for outside ...
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Pros and cons of coupling vs. threaded when transitioning from copper to PVC

I'm replacing a copper DWV pipe with PVC since it's rotting out. It looks like this: There's the cast iron on the bottom going into the foundation, followed by a brass cleanout, a brass tee above ...
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Relocating the PVC from behind dishwasher

I want to replace a 12 year old dishwasher with a new KitchenAid model. The hot and cold PVC pipes from under kitchen sink are blocking a full install. These pipes are not flush against the wall or ...
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How to seal PVC-U and copper pipes together

How to seal a gap between hard PVC pipe and copper coil as visible on the picture below? It needs to stand small vacuum (45 mmHG = 1.8inHg = 6kpa = 60mbar = 0.87psi). What is the best way to do it? ...
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Techniques for Squarely Cutting the End of a PVC Pipe

I am replacing a floor drain which required me to saw off the old drain which was cemented to 4" schedule 40 PVC. I had limited room to do this (Please see the picture below; I had broken out the ...
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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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how do you replace a pool pump where PVC installation is coupling to coupling?

I want to replace my pool pump, and my pool system installers built a system where there is no room for one to make a splice. There is not one section of pipe exposed greater than 3/4" where I would ...
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What should I do with misaligned sink pipes

I tried to fix a clogged sink and found the problem was much more complex: I have to replace the sink waste too. And after I installed the newly bought waste, the pipes failed to align. I think it's ...
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Minimum Height for Vent Pipe

Is there a minimum height for the the vent pipe circled in the image?
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Purple primer left on over night: can I use it?

I am using Oatey purple primer with Oatey medium gray pvc cement. This is a 2 inch PVC pipe job for pool pump to filter. I have a joint where I applied purple primer then realized I am not ready for ...
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Repair sprinkler pipe

What is the best way to repair a pvc T joint that connects two 1 inch pipes and has a threaded half inch T extension, which has been stripped? I can't attach the sprinkler head to it without it ...
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How to extend PVC vent pipe?

I have an RV which has a 1-1/2" PVC piping to ventilate the waste tank. I need to extend the roof end of the pipe by about 3 inches or so to install a different vent cap. I have no idea what I'm doing,...
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18 inch lag screw protruding from stud supporting 20lbs

I need advice on how to keep a 48" diameter "cat exercise wheel" axle made from 3/4" pvc pipe free floating on an [18" lag screw] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ZZJCB4/ref=biss_dp_t_asn?&tag=...
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What are the individual names of these nine different PVC fittings?

What are the individual names of these nine different PVC fittings? (source: pvcworkshop.com)
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Should P trap be connected using Fernco coupling?

In the past, I have connected P traps just by cementing it to the wall stubout but recently have been thinking about portability in case the sink and its drain position changes. I find that, in that ...
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Should you let PVC primer (purple) dry before applying cement?

Should you let PVC primer (purple) dry before applying cement or is it okay to apply cement over wet primer?
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Can I bend CPVC like I do with PVC (heat gun)

I'm working with some CPVC for hot water and now I need to make some adjust for better placement. With PVC I would just heat a bit to remove any possible stress or to put it into a more adequate ...
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What is the best way to cut this PVC line in a hot tub?

I am helping a buddy replace a filter housing, on which the lid threads have split off, in a hot tub. All of the piping is PVC. The inlet and outlet have fitting right up to the junction of the ...
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rigid black 4“ pipe underground about 15” impact resistant?

I have a rigid underground drain pipe buried about 18" . Top of pipe may be only 14" under the dirt. A heavy bucket truck drove over it in winter (Wisconsin weather for January) to trim trees. ...
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Question about running new drain pipes in Laundry room

Hi I just framed out my laundry room in my basement and I'm looking to run add a utility sink and I need to add a drain line for both the washer and the utility sink though the utility sink is going ...
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Should you chamfer CPVC pipe before gluing?

In know that PVC should be chamfered and even lightly sanded before gluing for better insertion on the fitting (and probably some other reason). What about CPVC, a manual told me to just cut, apply ...
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How to repair water main after break

My water main broke from the 45 degree angle elbow it has on it going down in my yard. The fitting just blows off when I reattached it. It's 40 degrees outside and the glue has had 6 hours of cure ...
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Is this a drain?

A 4 inch pvc elbow with a cap on it in the corner of my basement had a crack in it. I started to excavate and then realized that there wasn't a pipe connected to the other side of the elbow. I then ...
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How to raise trap height for new vanity

We are installing a new taller vanity. The opening cut into the rear by the manufacturer is higher than the existing wall connection and trap. To get the vanity to fit against the wall, I need to do a ...
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Water pump pliers or pipe wrench with PVC pipe?

Which one is the correct tool? The task at hand is connecting PVC adaptors (male brass threads on one end, PVC/CPVC fitting to receive glue on the other) to valves with brass (?) bodies.
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Could this pipe be part of a french drain or something else related to a sump?

I excavated a wall in the corner of my basement and found what I'm assuming is a drain pipe, but the location has me baffled. It's literally in the corner of my basement. The placement doesn't seem ...
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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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Best tool and blade to cut 8" pvc

This is my first post. I need to cut 1' pieces of pvc sewer pipe for a few projects. The pipe will range from 4" to 15" diameter high density sewage (and perhaps fire-rated industrial pipe). I've ...
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Is it Okay to Snake Underground Line that has a Shielded Fernco Coupling?

I need to tie-in a pvc pipe to an existing 4 in. pvc drain pipe. I plan to use a shielded fernco coupling. Is it okay to snake a pipe that has a fernco coupling? Will the snake tear up the fernco? The ...
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Window exterior trim finishing

I'm looking to finish this window by adding a PVC trim. When putting the trim on, is it better to assemble ahead of time and put in as one, or assemble around the window in pieces? Is it better to ...
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What is the Pressure Number (PN) of Shedule 40 and Schedule 80 PVC Pipe?

Does anybody know the pressure number (PN) of schedule 40 and schedule 80 PVC pipe commonly sold in the United States and Canada? The PVC in my part of the world is classified by PN number, and I'd ...
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What sizes of DWV pipe are commonly used for (very) small residential homes?

One of the DIY projects I sometimes contemplate is replacing the ~45 year old galvanized steel drain pipe in my house with PVC DWV pipe and fittings. There is at least one slow, dipping leak I ...
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External stack pipe

My friend's house is about 100 years old and the cast soil stack is on the outside. Someone smacked it and there is a crack (with leaking) so we need to replace. Can this be replaced with a PVC or ...
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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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Sealing threaded PVC pipe

What is recommended for Connecting 1" Schedule 80 PVC threaded fittings to prevent leaks. I have tried pipe dope, but leaks developed between nipples and elbows. Do you have any suggestions.
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How can I complete these repairs to my sprinkler system?

I have two (hopefully small) repairs that I need to do for my system. Luckily most of it is in a control box, so it is easy to get at. Here's the setup: At the top was a valve that was broken, and at ...