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    Nail Hole in PVC

    I've got a nail hole in a PVC drain pipe. This is a verticle pipe that runs from the 2nd floor to the basement. The hole is located on the first floor. The pipe is so tight to the drywall, that I do not think I can cut the pipe and use a coupling.

    Are there any other good ways to fix this?

    Thanks!

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    The hole is on a vertical pipe so there is no internal pressure to be concerned with. Simply fill the hole with epoxy.

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    Thanks. Is there some special kind of epoxy?

    A neighbor said to use a screw with some caulk. What do you think of that idea?

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    if you use too big of a screw you might crack the pvc. just get a two part epoxy - devcon, loctite, mix a patch and spread it into and around the hole.

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    I would be very hesitant about using a screw with caulking. Not only could the screw cause the hole to extend into a crack, any excess screw extending past the pipe wall and into the interior of the pipe would catch debris such as toilet tissue, fecal matter or hair and could lead to a clogging problem.

    I would use a two part paste expoxy such as "Plumbers Epoxy" or "J B Weld". Knead the epoxy thoroughly then fill the hole and it will set in minutes.

    Another method that will work would be to cover the hole with a small piece of sheet rubber and clamp it in place with a stainless steel radiator clamp.

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