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If you are comfortable using pvc cleaner and glue, cut the line right where the leak is and use a proper size coupling. Cleaning the inside of the coupling and each piece of the pvc pipe. Apply ample amount of glue on each piece of pipe and inside the coupling, insert each piece of pipe into the coupling.

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My 99 buick regal will start fine and idle fine but when i put it in gear it dies.Why


there is a vacume leak to you emc from pvc valve located out of valve cover follow line to a round valve make shure it is hooked up and there r no leaks check all you vacume lines

Jan 17, 2013 | 1999 Buick Regal

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Drain inside house from a c is over flowing.central air



I am a certified HVAC Technician. I have worked in the field since 1996. I have seen this hundreds of times, if not a thousand times, in the past. Every central air conditioning and heat pump system comes with TWO drain pans, The MAIN drain pan is located within the AIR HANDLER (blower) UNIT, while the EMERGENCY DRAIN PAN is extremely LARGE and sits under the ENTIRE AIR HANDLER (blower) UNIT. The ONLY time water will be INSIDE an EMERGENCY DRAIN PAN is when the MAIN DRAIN PAN condensate drain line is CLOGGED, causing the MAIN DRAIN PAN to overflow. What causes the drains pans OR the drain lines to become clogged is slime and scale from the condensate water as well as debris from within the attic that may have either been blown by the air or may have simply have fallen into the emergency drain pan; or some insects from the out of doors have traveled up into the PVC Drain line and built a nest on the downward side of the P-trap. The P-trap is designed to prevent critters from entering your home through the PVC drain lines. Most CLOGS occur at the P-TRAP location.

The BEST thing to do is:


1. Locate the WHITE PVC drain pipe outside your house and ensure there is NO water draining from it.

2. Locate the same WHITE PVC drain pipe inside your house. You should notice a "TEE" where two WHITE PVC drain pipes merge into ONE WHITE PVC drain pipe.


Follow the below steps, in the order shown:


A. FIRST, find another person to act as your second set of eyes at the end of the WHITE PVC Drain Line that is located outside of your home. That person will be looking for water or debris to EXIT the end of that WHITE PVC DRAIN LINE.


B. SECONDLY, locate the WHITE PVC "P-TRAP" inside your house. It is normally located within a couple to three feet of your indoor air handing (blower) unit.

C. THIRDLY, very gently lift the entire WHITE PVC drain line up in the air as high as you can without breaking it, and slam it down onto the rafters or attic floor or garage floor. You are attempting to dislodge the CLOG within the drain pipe WITHOUT having to actually CUT the PVC and without damaging or breaking the WHITE PVC. Depending on how old the system is, it may or may not be brittle; and it may not take much to damage or break the PVC, which will cause leaks. So, be very careful at this point.


D. Ask the person outside if anything has started to EXIT. You can ALSO usually hear water start to drain if you put your ear up to the drain line. If the person said "NO"and if you don't see the water level getting LOWER in the EMERGENCY drain pan, then REPEAT step "C" above.

E. If the person informs you that there IS water now starting to exit the WHITE PVC DRAIN PIPE, you should then wait until all water has drained from the EMERGENCY DRAIN PAN; and then pour at least 1 quart of BLEACH down that drain, from the EMERGENCY DRAIN PAN exit. The BLEACH will further clear out any SLIME which may be remaining within the "P-TRAP" and will also CLEAN OUT and DISINFECT that drain line.

If the above steps do NOT work for you, then prepare to go into the next LOGICAL phase of your attack. Please NOTE: I am limited to 10,000 characters in my response, so I'll repost additional STEPS in another RESPONSE. Good Luck!!!

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Can brakes stop workin if pvc valve is bad


not normally however they both are attached to the vacuum system , the brakes have a booster which is run off the manifold vacuum, and so is the PVC valve,, I would check for any vacuum leaks in the system, and replace the PVC valve,, they are cheap

Oct 03, 2011 | 1996 Honda Civic

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What is the jelly like substance leaking out of the PVC pipe attached to the furnace condensation unit


Hello, W/D here.

If the liquid is seen only when the A/C operates, it is probably a strain of algae of some sort. Normally, the condensate passes through the pvc pipe to a drain, and should not be leaking out. This may indicate that the drain line is at least partially plugged,and should be cleaned. Once cleaned out, look for a fitting slightly higher on the cabinet than where the pvc line connects. This fitting should be of the screw-in type. Remove the fitting, and pour in one cup of white vinegar, monthly, to keep the drain pan (inside the cabinet) and the drain line swept clean of the algae. This is most easily done with the A/C not running, and a funnel helps, too.
Best regards, W/D

Jul 26, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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When trying to circulate i have alot of bubbles and it won't pick up the water to circulate it


THERE IS A SUCTION LEAK COULD BE .. PUMP LID, JANDY VALVE OR CRACK AND OR LEAKING PVC .. YOU CAN USE ELECTRICAL TAPE TO DO EACH JOINT ON THE PVC.. START FROM THE PUMP AND WORK BACK AS FAR AS YOU CAN ON THE SUCTION LINE, WATCH THE BASKET FOR THE BUBBLES TO STOP, WHEN THEY DO THAT IS THE JOINT THAT NEED TO BE REPAIRED..ALWAYS PRIME THE PUMP WITH WATER AFTER A PUMP REPAIR.. BEST OF LUCK .. JAY THE POOL PUMP REPAIR GUY LONGWOOD FLORIDA

Jul 26, 2011 | Pool & Spa

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My Whisperflo pump has a leak in my PVC pipe from the filter to the pump. The leak is coming from the pipe on top of the pump. Please help.


The correct way to repair this is to repipe the line. If you can't do that, your local hardware may have an epoxy putty that will hold against water pressure. I would only recommend that if the leak is between two pieces of PVC piping. If the leak is where the pump meets the PVC, I would recommend repiping the discharge.
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Jul 05, 2011 | Pentair Plumbing

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I Had a p1131 code replaced o2 sensor before cat it still runs like **** with no check engine light what could be the problem YES I AM A Girl


vacuum leak in PVC line or clogged PVC. its a leak after the map sensor. o2 sensor is correcting for a lean condition so its adding fuel to your car when the o2 sensor detects the extra air.

Jul 24, 2010 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

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Engine rough idle. code p1131. replaced o2 sensor.


vacuum leak in PVC line or clogged PVC. its a leak after the map sensor. o2 sensor is correcting for a lean condition so its adding fuel to your car when the o2 sensor detects the extra air.

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My 1042 Power Humidifier has water under the PVC pipe leading from the unit into the drain. Does that mean the unit itself is leaking water?


Hi, if the unit is leaking and it looks as though it is coming from the PVC pipe, more then likely its leaking at the unit its self where the pipe connects. Water will run down the pipe and drip down line. Dry it off and put your hand around where the PVC pipe screws into unit. Unless the pipe is cracked, this is where the leak is. If the fitting is a male or female threaded PVC fitting and a piece of PVC pipe that goes to the drain, you can repair this very easy. Just cut the pipe near the fitting with a hacksaw. Unscrew the fitting that goes to unit. Go to a hardware store like Home Depot, take the old fitting with you and buy a replacement. Buy a coupling, a small can of clear PVC glue and a small can or tube of pipe dope to put on the fitting threads. Screw the fitting in first and make sure it has pipe dope on it, get it tight with pliers. Take the pipe and coupling and glue it on the pipe. Put glue on the other end and slide it in the fitting that was where it was leaking before. Hold it in place for a few seconds. Once you put the glue on, be ready to put it together as it drys super fast and you cant take it apart once it sets. Very easy to repair and the parts cost pennys. Keep me posted. You can do this and will learn about plumbing! Good Luck.
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Goodman furnace leaking water


Yes you can use regular pvc glue. You should use pvc primer before you glue it.

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