Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: PVC Plastic Pipe Joint Replacement Repair - DIY - No Special Tools

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    11
    Thanked 75 Times in 28 Posts

    tsbrownie's Tools

    PVC Plastic Pipe Joint Replacement Repair - DIY - No Special Tools

    Great technique for replacing a broken or leaking elbow, joint, coupling, valve, ... in plastic pipe. Does not require any special tools (just hacksaw blade, screwdriver). Especially when you don't have a lot of pipe to work with and / or when redoing it all would be a headache.





    First he cuts across the bad part near where the pipe ends (inside the connection). He then cuts diagonally along the length being careful to cut only the outer collar and not down into the pipe. (Note that some plastic saw dust will get in to the pipes. This is unavoidable and you will have to clean it out of faucets, etc. around the house.)
    After that he puts a screwdriver in the cut and twists and pries it open (not scaring the pipe) and then peels off the rest of the collar by following it around the pipe. Again, making sure not to gouge the pipe. He then cleaned it up (file, sandpaper, whatever), tested the fit with the new part. Glued it up and put it in place. Like new.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to tsbrownie For This Useful Post:

    rlm98253 (02-25-2019), Seedtick (02-25-2019)

  3. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Posts
    27
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 12 Times in 8 Posts
    Would be nice to go to work barefoot every day...


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    173 Must Read Homemade Tools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •