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Old 01-14-2013, 08:58 AM
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Glue on a ball valve and leave it open
Once its dry shut it and do your repair.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:33 PM
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If the meter isn't real deep you might be able to loosen the discharge union at the meter to relieve the pressure enough to make a decent solvent weld connection. Stick a piece of white bread or a balloon in the pipe to keep the water from dribbling out (if needed).
What sprinkus said..

I would have my guys pull the meter out and make my repair. Then, Put the meter back in the yoke/union and also call the water dept to come
REPLACE the curb stop since it wont shut off. They should have no issues doing it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:41 PM
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You can always shut it off at the backflow preventer.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:46 PM
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You could always smash it with a sledge too.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:26 PM
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You could always smash it with a sledge too.
That's just plain silly.
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That's just plain silly.
Shoot it with a shotty?
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:24 AM
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If there is too much flow to glue on an iso valve, you can always install a threaded iso valve on one of those male adapters. Like IA said, keep it open while you are installing it, then close it.

THEN- Right after you have shut down the leak, install a back flow device.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:06 PM
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What is this "backflow device" yall keep mentioning?!?!?! just kidding guys i know what one is but it seems as if nobody around here that does irrigation does. I am trying to do my best to learn the proper way to irrigate but yet all i find around here ir jerry rigging and cut corners. I look at all that as lessons of how not to do things. It's raining like hell here still but as soon as it stops i am going to attack this problem and get the ol gal fixed. i am actually going to use the white bread method trick first thing because i think its cool.
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