Plumbing – Adding bug screen to 3/4 PVC


I have a 3/4 inch PVC line that is draining from my water heater pan through an exterior wall. I want to add some bug screen to it so that no roaches or other unwanted pests crawl up it. From what I have seen online, I have to buy a massive amount of bug screen and figure out how to attach it. Is there any other way to insect proof a PVC pipe besides having to buy so much bug screen? If not, what is the best way to attach bug screen to an exterior PVC pipe?

Best Answer

Bunch the screen over the end of the pipe bent back along the nearby sides of the pipe, Then secure in place with a suitably sized screw gear clamp.

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