Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > HVAC

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-12-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 29
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

What material is best to fix the leak in the pipe joints?


Hi! My furnace exhaust pipe has a small leakage in the pipe joints in my attic when raining. See the picture http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/t...wshot/Duct.jpg . What material is best to fix the leak in the pipe joints?

compiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 05:29 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 21,633
Rewards Points: 22
Default

What material is best to fix the leak in the pipe joints?


We need a picture of the roof connection and the cap on the flue up in the roof---

water should not be inside of that flue----don't kill your self on a ladder---take the picture from the ground-----

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:24 AM   #3
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 7,396
Rewards Points: 8
Blog Entries: 1
Default

What material is best to fix the leak in the pipe joints?


I had a problem similar, turned out to be condensation from the warm pipe and cold air. I used a muffler sealer, it worked. There are several new products that will seal that. There is a high heat resistant silicone that you can get at an automotive store that would work great.
__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim

Last edited by BigJim; 02-13-2013 at 06:26 AM. Reason: added
BigJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 10:04 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 29
Rewards Points: 0
Default

What material is best to fix the leak in the pipe joints?


Quote:
Originally Posted by BigJim View Post
I had a problem similar, turned out to be condensation from the warm pipe and cold air. I used a muffler sealer, it worked. There are several new products that will seal that. There is a high heat resistant silicone that you can get at an automotive store that would work great.
Thanks for the info, BigJim. I will check the muffler sealer in the Auto Zone. By the way, I read the Epoxy is best to fix the leaking pipes at joints. Has anyone tried it? In addition, oh'mike, is the furnace exhaust pipe supposed no ANY water inside of the pipe at the time of raining? I think the wind-driven rain or condensation may cause a little water inside of the furnace exhaust pipe that goes through the roof. Is it not possible? See the outside picture of the vent at http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/t...t/IMG_0039.jpg

Last edited by compiler; 02-13-2013 at 10:43 AM.
compiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
pipe leak in the joints


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leak at toilet feed pipe dunixi Plumbing 5 01-28-2012 06:08 PM
Copper Pipe Leak Caused by Hard Water? Asathd Plumbing 20 07-09-2011 09:06 PM
What’s the best way to remove pipe from T Jaylyn Plumbing 2 02-03-2011 01:05 AM
How does this pipe work, and how do I stop the leak? jamolei Plumbing 10 12-20-2009 06:45 PM
Septic/sewer pipe replacement Mendocino Plumbing 4 11-21-2008 05:40 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.