When a PVC pipe breaks, you have a few choices. You can either cut out and replace the broken section of pipe or you can use a PVC repair coupling to fix the break. There are different types of PVC repair couplings that you can choose, but one type requires no cutting and sets up fast. A snap-in-place style PVC repair coupling are fastened over the broken section of PVC pipe, eliminating the need for you to cut the PVC pipe and still creates a permanent repair on the broken PVC pipe.
Things You'll Need
Snap-in-place PVC repair coupling
Turn off the water running to the broken PVC line if you are working on a water supply line.
Place one side of the PVC repair coupling on the bottom of the broken PVC pipe with the break in the PVC pipe in the center of the repair coupling and draw a line along each end of the PVC repair coupling with the permanent marker. Rotate the PVC repair coupling to the top of the broken PVC pipe and repeat the process.
Sand the entire area of the broken PVC pipe that sits inside of the end marks you placed on the pipe in step two.
Clean the sanded area with the brush attached to the lid of the PVC primer to remove contaminants from the surface of the broken PVC pipe and the inside of both sides of the PVC repair coupling.
Apply PVC glue to the entire repair area and both sides of the PVC repair coupling with the brush fixed to the lid of the PVC glue.
Place one side of the PVC repair coupling onto the broken PVC pipe and then snap the other side of the PVC repair coupling to the first side.
Wrap masking tape around the PVC repair coupling to hold it in place while the PVC glue dries.
Remove the masking tape after the PVC glue has cured.