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Condensation pipe on HVAC in attic broke... Can I epoxy it?

Thread in 'General Discussion' started by alnen, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. alnen

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    The break occurred right at the unit in my attic. I found it because the drip pan was full of water etch triggered the float switch which turned off the ac.

    Can I get away with using epoxy here? Worst case is that it would leak and fill the drip pan again, right?

    Normally I would just replace the pvc pipe that broke, but the job would be somewhat more involved in this case.
     

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    You can't glue that, and expect it to not leak again, creating a mess. Go buy replacement parts, and get a pvc union, no biggie.
     
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    Replace it. Glue, epoxy. or leak seal 9000 (whatever) won't work. 3/4" pvc male adapter, couple of 90deg elbows, maybe a couple of 45deg elbows, a coupling, glue and a joint of pipe and you'll be back in business for $10 bucks.
     
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    Primer ,then pvc glue it together . Then check it for leaks. Then gorilla tape it for strength :)
     
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    Unscrew the union from the drip pan take to Home Depot and get what you need. Like above maybe ten bucks with glue. Looks like pvc make sure you get the right glue. Might need hack saw blade also. If you try to epoxy, it will just break again and leak.
     
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    the pvc replacement should be easy on a pipe with no pressure on it, with the proper "glue" you'll be back to normal in no time. I woudl not band aid that break
     
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    As others have said fix it correctly, no band aid. And why did it break? Did something get shifted
     
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    From here it looks like somebody stepped on it
     
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    Glues won't last...repair it .
    Once you have the pvc parts and glue , it won't take any longer to fix it right than it would to try and glue it, clamp in place for glue to set only to have it leak again.
     
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