Broken well pipe

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by grassdog, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. grassdog

    grassdog New Member

    Aug 20, 2008
    yesterday i put a coupling on my well system pipe coming out of the ground to connect the header. It was leaking so i gave it a 1/4 turn but to my dismay about 1/2 of the threads from the pipe in the ground broke off inside of the coupling leaving me with some threads left. Can i put on another coupling to the threads that are still there because i really don't want to dig the pipe out or what can i do?. please help i am new at this. thank you for your insight.
  2. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

    Jul 30, 2008
    Tech. Instructor
    S. Maine
    Nope, the theads are tapered. It's shovel time.
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  4. grassdog

    grassdog New Member

    Aug 20, 2008
    i can't just rethread the pipe?
  5. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Pump Controls Technician
    Lubbock, Texas
    Rethreading will get the taper right. If you can get a new coupling to start, tighten up, and not leak, that is the main thing.
  6. masterpumpman

    masterpumpman New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Consult and Teach Well Drilling Internationally
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Keep it simple (KISS)

    Again, Valveman is right. If you can screw on a new coupling and it doesn't leak you're good to go.

    An option may be to use a "Dresser Coupling" You are there, only you know what's best for your application!

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