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What kind of sealers can be used for a leak in a PVC pipe?

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Temporary repairs can be made with rubber-coated tape or Goop, but to permanently seal a leak in a PVC pipe, use regular PVC adhesive and a coupling. The adhesive and coupling can be purchased at a hardware store or anywhere plumbing supplies are sold, such as home improvement store like Home Depot.

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Choice of sealants at plumbers' disposal include plumber's putty, which comes in resealable container and usually require application with specific tools, like a putty knife, and thread seal tape, also called PTFE tape, which is made of polytetrafluorethylene. PTFE tape is available in several widths, and is completely waterproof. Teflon-based pipe-thread sealants are also available.

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