Did it hold?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by londonrain, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. Received a call over the weekend on "I think I have a leak"...

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  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    It probably only leaked a little. :)
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why didn't you just put more glue around the joints? That's what I would've done!!;)
     
  4. Only a 1/4" in...:nono:

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  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hell... Just fill the gap with plumber's putty and then run a silicone bead around the whole thing.
     
  6. I'm moving to SC....
     
  7. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    London, looks like that guy needed the pipe stretcher. Should have one in the tool box right next to the water hammer.
     
  8. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    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. :)
     
  10. Better than the PVC crap, i mean PVC wrap they sell..
     

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