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my pvc pipe for my water heater broke, what is a short term fix

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my pvc pipe for my water heater broke, what is a short term fix
asked in Gas Water Heater by blackcham (120 points)
edited by darekrudy
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I’m assuming you are referring to a PVC vent pipe, not the safety pipe on TPR valve?

If the vent pipe is broken the short and the long term fix would be to get a new one for a few dollars and replace it. It must be air tight to prevent exhaust gasses leakage into your home - http://checkthishouse.com/2991/water-heater-pvc-vent-pipe-and-power-venting.html

If you were asking about the TPR valve pipe, it cannot be PVC - http://checkthishouse.com/16/water-heater-tpr-safety-valve.html

answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)