I think I have a leak II

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by londonrain, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Found this today. First off the purple primer is mine from cutting the very top lateral line above the main so I could cut this out. This Blue glue stuff is so hot it bubbled up the pipe, no primer and the excess glue was not wiped off. I fix more leaks with blue glue than any other type of glue...


  2. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That second pic looks like what happened to me last year. an attempt to thaw a frozen line on a late blowout. I guess i was rushing a little... and MAPP probably wasn't the best choice for heat.

  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Blue glue is not necessarily hot glue. The Plumb Tite we use is blue but not hot... you can use it wet or dry though. :)
  4. This blue glue was hot enough that it caused a big zit on the pipe..lol...I like seeing this kind of work...
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sounds like Christies "Red" Hot in a different color. :laugh:
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    we use exclusively blue glue and have never seen this issue
  7. I have seen this on many occasions. Every time it has been pr200 as the main and 95% of the time it is the blue glue....
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    We use IPS 725, which is the same color.

    I've never seen it bubble the pipe.
  9. Ditton..I have only seen 725 bubble my skin....
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    It doesn't even do that to my skin.

    But I have callouses ontop of callouses :D

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