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How to Hang PVC Pipe

PVC pipe is used to create sewer lines in the home. The pipes are joined together with PVC couplings, primer and cement. Horizontal sewer pipes are installed at a gradient to allow for waste to travel gravitationally down the pipe. However, once all the PVC sewer line is installed into place, it needs to be supported with bracing (also known as strapping) to help hold it in place. Bracing is available in metal rolls (plastic also available), with holes along the center to allow for nails and screws to attach the bracing to wall studs or floor/ceiling joists.

PVC pipe is supported with bracing.
  1. Insert a 1 5/8-inch galvanized screw through one of the holes at the end of the roll of bracing. Screw it into the side of the wooden joist/stud at one side of, or above, the PVC sewer pipe. Install a second screw two or three center holes along the bracing from the first hole.

  2. Wrap the roll of bracing twice around the PVC sewer pipe and then run it over to the joist/stud on the other side of the pipe. Pull the bracing taut and insert a screw through one of the bracing's central holes, screwing it into the side of the joist/stud.

  3. Install a second screw through a central bracing hole two or three holes along from the first screw, as before. Cut the installed bracing off its roll six inches along from the screws (use wire cutters). This will allow for room if the bracing has to be removed and reinstalled, in the future. Continue installing bracing on both horizontal and vertically installed pipe (where accessible), every four feet.

Warning

  • Be careful when cutting metal bracing, as the cut end will be sharp.

About the Author

Steve Sloane started working as a freelance writer in 2007. He has written articles for various websites, using more than a decade of DIY experience to cover mostly construction-related topics. He also writes movie reviews for Inland SoCal. Sloane holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and film theory from the University of California, Riverside.