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londonrain
11-20-2006, 06:05 PM
Received a call over the weekend on "I think I have a leak"...

PurpHaze
11-20-2006, 06:24 PM
It probably only leaked a little. :)

DanaMac
11-20-2006, 06:59 PM
Why didn't you just put more glue around the joints? That's what I would've done!!;)

londonrain
11-20-2006, 09:11 PM
Only a 1/4" in...:nono:

PurpHaze
11-20-2006, 09:14 PM
Hell... Just fill the gap with plumber's putty and then run a silicone bead around the whole thing.

SprinklerGuy
11-20-2006, 09:51 PM
I'm moving to SC....

jerryrwm
11-21-2006, 09:23 AM
London, looks like that guy needed the pipe stretcher. Should have one in the tool box right next to the water hammer.

Bigred350
11-21-2006, 08:40 PM
A while back a lady have a T that has a crack in it. Some previously tryed to fit it by wrapping electrical tape around a hose clamp and the put eh hose clamp arount the T where the crack was.

PurpHaze
11-21-2006, 10:16 PM
I had a 3" main line develop three closely spaced pinhole leaks in it. I tried to get a mechanical repair band but all of the local plumbing houses were out of them. I dreaded the thought of digging the main line up and using Dresser couplings to cut in a new section of line becasue the ground was so hard from vehicular traffic. I took a PVC glue saddle and glued its opening directly over the pinholes. I banded the saddle to the pipe with hose clamps to keep it from moving during setup time. Took a short piece of pipe glued it into the tee and then glued a cap onto it. That repair job has lasted over ten years now. :)

londonrain
11-21-2006, 10:32 PM
I had a 3" main line develop three closely spaced pinhole leaks in it. I tried to get a mechanical repair band but all of the local plumbing houses were out of them. I dreaded the thought of digging the main line up and using Dresser couplings to cut in a new section of line becasue the ground was so hard from vehicular traffic. I took a PVC glue saddle and glued its opening directly over the pinholes. I banded the saddle to the pipe with hose clamps to keep it from moving during setup time. Took a short piece of pipe glued it into the tee and then glued a cap onto it. That repair job has lasted over ten years now. :)Better than the PVC crap, i mean PVC wrap they sell..

newz7151
11-21-2006, 10:37 PM
Only a 1/4" in...:nono:


Only a 1/4" in .... that's far enough to get a present in 9 months

PurpHaze
11-21-2006, 10:45 PM
Better than the PVC crap, i mean PVC wrap they sell..

Yup... Just ask the guy that owns a local 9-hole golf course here. He's repaired on top of repair, on top of repair, on top of repair with that stuff. :laugh:

SprinklerGuy
11-22-2006, 12:17 AM
Pipe wrap, saddles?...rookies....

We used to pvc weld the cracks in 2 inch or bigger tees in areas (think DEEP)..that we didn't want to dig.

PurpHaze
11-22-2006, 12:53 AM
And that has pretty much gone the way of dinosaurs and old sprinkler guys. :rolleyes: