How to Repair a Plumbing Vent in the Attic

Fix a mysterious pipe joint

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Flashlight
  • Hacksaw

If you use PVC cement in a small attic, you'll need an organic respirator.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 3- to 4-in. coupling (PVC or rubber)
  • PVC glue