screw hole in pvc vent pipe

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  1. permapak

    permapak New Member

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    I accidentally ran a #8 screw through the 1 1/2" PVC vent pipe. It's inside the stud at the cutaway. I have limited access to one side and can see the hole with a flashlight. I don't want to remove the drywall to replace the pipe. Can I plug it with silicone or something since it's a vent pipe? Thanks for the help.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    A few of the non-approved fixes that have been kicked around. Put some silicon on another screw and maybe a rubber washer and just screw it in and leave it. Or, get a screwdrive blade hot with a torch and use it to melt and move some of the pvc to fill in the hole. Or, try some epoxy. Or, cut it out and replace.
  3. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    Try this: I've seen a version of it at Wal-Mart.

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  4. Gary Swart

    Gary Swart In the Trades

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    It's a vent so there will never be water or pressure in it. Just run a #8 screw in the hole and leave it alone. If it was a drain pipe, then you'd have to seal it.
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