Pics of one of todays repairs

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Armadillolawncare, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    My neighbor came and asked for some help repairing some irrigation issues. Here are some pics of the t intersection that snapped right where the SDR 21 pipe enters the schedule 40 T. This is my first repair of a t intersection. Can you guys tell me if I did this right or is their an easier way?

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  2. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
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    Then you glued on three couplers.........
     
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I just see mud:confused:

    What did you do for the repair, I don't see any couplers or slip fixes and the pipe looks straight. And how did you do it with all that mud :)


    Edit.. I see your still making your post.. I'll wait.
     
  5. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
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    Maybe he's watching the race
     
  6. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Then we solvent welded the middle pipe, then one side pipe. Finally we lifted the t and the remaining pipe until they were high enough that we could slide them together. Let glue dry and then slowly turned on water. Some things that sirprised me was seeing how brittle and easy to crach and shatter the SDR 21 pipe was. I had to saw it instead of cutting so it wouldn't just shatter. Since his whole system appears to be installed using this I predict many more broken or cracked pipes.

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  7. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Crap I see spelling errors I should have caught. Posting on here is like being back in high school english class.
     
  8. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fine repair. Maybe just the pic angle, but the pipe looks stressed and not straight.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    One Kwik-Repair tee could have done the job.
     
  10. rlpsystems

    rlpsystems LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm not sirprised. Better to stuff the pipe in than to have it barely fit.
     

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