I think I have a leak II

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

  1. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    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...

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  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.

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  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. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    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. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    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. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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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