If you come across a broken threaded PVC pipe, here’s how to remove a broken threaded PVC pipe! There are many different types of PVC pipes. PVC pipes are a great way to transport water, gas, and oil.
Threaded PVC pipes are used in plumbing applications for their durability and versatility. One of the problems with threaded PVC is that they can break or leak if not handled properly.
What Causes a Threaded PVC Pipe to Break?
The most common reason that a threaded PVC pipe breaks are due to over-tightening the joint. When you tighten connections too much, it can put stress on the walls of both end pieces causing them to crack or chip around where they are connected. This lack of structural integrity will cause your connection to fail.
Another reason that threaded PVC pipe may break is due to being used past its prime.
PVC can become brittle and weak with age, increasing the likelihood of breaking when handled. If left alone for too long without maintenance or repairs, your plumbing could fail you at any time.
This danger is especially high if your piping was installed before 1990; older pipes are more likely to crack than newer ones because they were manufactured with different formulations of plastic (and therefore have a weaker composition)
How to Remove a Broken Threaded PVC Pipe?
Here are the steps on how to safely remove a broken threaded PVC pipe.
Locate the source of water and turn off its flow.
Use a hacksaw to cut through the threaded PVC pipe on either side of your breakage, as close to both sides’ connections as possible. This will give you two ends that are short enough so they can fit into whatever it is you’re using for storage (plastic bag, bucket, etc.).
Place one end piece in plastic tubing with an outer diameter just smaller than the inner diameter of your broken threading. Secure the tubing around each end piece tightly with electrical or duct tape—no matter how tight these pieces feel against each other now, this additional barrier will ensure there’s no chance any liquids leak out during transportation.
Place the other end piece in a plastic bag, then tape that closed as well. Make sure you have enough room inside the container for your first end pipe to fit snugly beside this one without touching it or having any empty space around them.
Dispose of all materials in a safe and legal manner, such as by dropping them off at your local hardware store or garbage collection site. Try not to damage the threaded PVC pipe further when you are wrapping it up for disposal. If possible, contact your municipality’s waste management service beforehand so they can advise on how best to safely dispose of this material.
How Long Will It Take to Remove a Broken Threaded PVC Pipe?
If you want to try removing the broken threaded PVC pipe yourself, expect this process to take around 30 minutes or less. However, if you don’t have much experience with plumbing repairs, it may be best for you to call in an expert plumber instead.
That way they can do all of the above steps within half that time and ensure your safety throughout both procedures!
Remember: even if you think the threaded PVC pipe is in good shape and not causing any issues, it’s always best to treat it like a ticking time bomb because eventually, its weak composition will cause problems for your home. You can also check our post about installing s trap toilet pan and what type of PVC cement for pool plumbing do you need.