Question by  mrbixby (35)

How do you stop a leak on a PVC pipe?

I need to stop a leak on a pvc pipe.


Answer by  Hungry (30)

Cut the leaking part of the pipe. Then get two couplings and some more pipe. Chamfer the ends of the pipe, then use PVC pipe primer to clean the ends of the pipe and the inside of the fittings. Apply PVC glue and join the pipe back together. Make sure you do a quarter turn for it to adhere.


Answer by  smoothedge69 (56)

In order to stop a leak in a pvc pipe, you have to find the leak, turn off the water to that pipe, cut out the broken piece, and glue in a new piece using two couplings and pvc glue. Let dry, and turn on the water.


Answer by  ujwalraimjoshi (729)

There are 2 ways of stopping leakage on a pvc pipe. 1) stop leakage with pvc adhesive. For this stop leakage / outlets or inlets. Clean the surface. Then apply pvc adhesive. Do not use the pvc pipe for 3-4 hours. 2) replace the pve pipe if required and cannnot be stop leakage by using adhesive.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

If the pipe has a hole or crack cut it out and replace it. If the join leaks the pipes will need to be taken out also and new pieces install. Make sure to clean the pies and dry fit before gluing. Then follow the direction on the glue container.


Answer by  AmosPressley (95)

Usually, a leak is due to a break in the pipe. This will have to be cut out and replaced with two couplings and a new pipe.


Answer by  les59 (852)

You will need to replace the portion of the pipe that is leaking/cracked/or has a hole with a fresh piece that is in tact. Cut out the bad piece/lenth and replace with length and couplings at both ends.

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