PVC Pipes are a very important part of the modern infrastructure of many buildings because they can easily be fit and are generally more durable than other types of pipes for the distribution of water and other things throughout the building. In this article, we will be teaching you how to repair PVC pipe without cutting them at all.
There are a couple of ways you can do this but almost all of them require you to use some sort of materials or products that can prevent the pipe from leaking. Luckily, most of them work very well and are very easy to apply therefore, you will only require a handful of supplies and our guide to be able to successfully repair your leaking PVC Pipe without cutting it at all.
Make sure that you are wearing all the safety equipment that is enforced by the health and environment laws in your state to prevent any Fire Hazard. Also, keep in mind to take all the necessary precautions before continuing with this guide.
Method 1 Requirements:
- Slick Wrap Pipe Repair Kit.
- Clean Cloth.
- A bucket of water.
Method 2 Requirements:
- A small piece of pipe covers the crack.
- Superglue/ UHU Solution
- Once Clamp or Two Zipties
- A Clean Cloth
How to Repair PVC Pipe without Cutting:
Method 1: Using Slick-Wrap Pipe Repair Kit
If you are looking for the easiest method to repair a PVC pipe without having to cut and replace the damaged area, this is the way to go. Because this method lets you easily cover up the damaged area and make it solid enough to ensure that it will hold to the water pressure and no leakage will occur. All you require for this is the Slick-Wrap Pipe Repair Kit and you are good to go. In order to apply this kit, you can follow this method below.
- Expose the Damaged area and make sure that you have ample room to work around it.
- Clean the damaged area of the pipe with a cloth to ensure that there isn’t any debris or dirt on it. This will ensure that the putty and tape we will be applying is held in place firmly.
- Open the Slick-Wrap Pipe Repair Kit and you will find the Putty inside it in the shape of a circle. Outwards, this will be silver and the inner side of this circle should be black. Mead this with your thumbs to ensure that both the colors are mixed into a uniform grey color.
- After doing so, ensure that the Putty has been elongated enough through pressing and is able to cover the whole pipe around the damaged area.
- Let the Putty go around the pipe and cover the damaged area completely and spread a bit around it.
- Hold the Putty in place for at least 5 minutes to ensure that it sticks to the pipe and has been hardened.
- After the Putty has been hardened, remove the Slick-Wrap from the kit and make sure to wet it thoroughly inside a bucket.
- Wrap it around the Putty and the Pipe like a bandage.
- Make sure to tightly rub your hand over the Slick-Wrap to ensure that there aren’t any air pockets in your bandage and also make sure to place this bandage firmly around the pipe.
- Use up the whole bandage because this Slick-wrap cannot be re-used anywhere else and ensure that it is very tightly held around the pipe.
- Let this sit for at least an hour or two before continuing to use the pipe.
- This way, we are able to repair PVC pipe without cutting it at all.
Method 2: Using a Sleeve
This method is fairly simple as well and it doesn’t involve purchasing any third party equipment, all you will be needing is a UHU solution or a Super Glue, a piece of pipe that has twice the length of the crack in your PVC pipe and one clamp or two zip ties. Before you move on, you should cut the piece of extra pipe in such a way that you are able to put it over the damaged pipe like a sleeve. You can cut a small elongated portion of the pipe and this way, this pipe will be able to wrap around the damaged pipe.
- Make sure to clean the damaged area of your PVC pipe with a cloth to ensure that there isn’t any dirt or debris over it.
- After this, put some super glue over the area and then place the Extra pipe in such a way that it sticks to the Super Glue and wraps itself around the cracked part of the pipe tightly.
- After doing this, put the clamp around the Pipe and tighten it up enough in such a way that the sleeve is tightly wrapped around this PVC pipe.
- Let this sit for about an hour and after that, use the Pipe and check to see if there are any leaks.
- We would recommend you to monitor this pipe for over about an hour and check to see if it leaks even a little.
- After ensuring that the Pipe isn’t leaking, you can move on towards using it as you normally would, and in this way, you are able to repair a PVC pipe without cutting it at all.
Now that we have discussed two different methods to repair a PVC pipe without cutting, we think that you have two possible fixes for your situation. After applying these methods, always make sure to monitor the pipes for a day or two to ensure that the leaks have been properly addressed. Most of our feedback suggests that both these methods account for the leaks in the majority of the cases.
These two methods should account for most leaks but in some cases, if the pressure is too high or if there are any other complications, you will have to completely replace the PVC pipe to completely fix the leakage, in order to do so, you will have to remove this pipe from the joints and then replace it with another one.