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amakarevic 10-05-2008 04:07 PM

framing nail went throug PVC pipe
 
the tip of a framing nail went through PVC pipe and it is nearly impossible to replace the pipe because it is immediately near concrete coming out of the floor. the nail is fastening a stud to a PT sole plate right next to the PVC pipe.

i can take the tip of the nail out but there will be a small hole. am i better off leaving the nail in ? if not, is there some compound i can use to patch the small hole in PVC ? it is also nearly impossible to fit a fernco sleeve over it.

DangerMouse 10-05-2008 04:26 PM

a photo or two would really help here. are you sure the nail went all the way through the pipe? if so, you will undoubtedly end up with a leak, so yes, i believe it will need fixing. lucky for you we have some real geniuses here!

DM

handy man88 10-05-2008 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by amakarevic (Post 168633)
the tip of a framing nail went through PVC pipe and it is nearly impossible to replace the pipe because it is immediately near concrete coming out of the floor. the nail is fastening a stud to a PT sole plate right next to the PVC pipe.

i can take the tip of the nail out but there will be a small hole. am i better off leaving the nail in ? if not, is there some compound i can use to patch the small hole in PVC ? it is also nearly impossible to fit a fernco sleeve over it.

Is this PVC pipe under pressure, or just drain?

Either way, it can be patched via an epoxy compound. You can buy it at Home Depot.

Long term solution is to replace that section though.

Marvin Gardens 10-05-2008 05:08 PM

If it isn't a pressure pipe you are in luck. There is patching material at your local big box stores or local specialized plumbing store.

And next time watch were you aim that gun.....8-}

amakarevic 10-05-2008 05:24 PM

it is not under pressure. just a drain pipe. THANKS GENTS !!

handy man88 10-05-2008 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amakarevic (Post 168675)
it is not under pressure. just a drain pipe. THANKS GENTS !!

Get yerself some of that Might Putty!

buletbob 10-05-2008 08:11 PM

epoxy will work and also you could cut a piece of a bicycle tub and cover the hole with that and wrap a hose clamp over that and then tighten it.

DangerMouse 10-05-2008 08:33 PM

darn smart thinkin' Bob! simple and cheap!

DM

jcalvin 10-06-2008 05:43 PM

http://www.fernco.com/images/qs_4.gif
Put a fernco on it and it won't look so cobbled up. You will have to cut the pipe or the rubber bushing in two to get it on.


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