Today I was out checking on a few properties and stopped by a site with 44 zones so I could locate a valve for a add-on. I see the maintenance man for the property management company. He was working on some pipe, I asked "was it irrigation?" and he said" no, main for building". He had tried repairing the 3" main, so the building could have water, until the plumbers could come in the morning but it blew apart when he turned the main back on. This was at 3:30 pm and he had been there since 9:30am. The poor guy was about to cry. He asked if I could help and I said sure. I had some 3" fittings and pipe so I jumped in and patched it back together until the plumbers come in with the backhoe because it is encased in concrete below the 45 and below the 3" copper coming out of the building. This was the best I could come up with considering the little room and the few 3" fittings I had. Once again it looks like the plumbers did not get the pipe lined up correctly from the original install and cracked at a 3" MA going into the building. Well I am now officially at over 45 days(6 weeks) of work without a day off. encased in concrete below the 45..... You can see that the original pipe is misaligned and stressed the 3" MA. Another view.