PVC repair irrigation water supply line from the street

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by themp, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. themp

    themp Member

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    I have a straight 1 inch PVC line from the water meter that got cracked in the middle of the yard. Since I have no flex in the line, unless I dig up a large portion of the line, what is the best way to repair this? I looked at a 1 inch PVC union and it would seem I have to be very exact on getting the two union faces tight because I have no flex that can allow the two sides to move in tighting up the union. My other thought is to just use a flexible 1 inch line and clamps. Or I have to make four 90 degree turns to allow the pipe to flex at the union. Like a large U in the line with the union at the bottom of the U. And this supply line is at 90psi from the city.

    Any other tricks?

    Thanks, Tom
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2011
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Or.................use the four 90's without the union.
    Point the first set of 90's the same direction, and then drop the length of pipe with the street 90's into the waiting 90's.

    If you have room in the ditch, you could also use two 90's for the connection.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011
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  4. themp

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    That is a good trick!

    I never was three dimensional...
     
  5. Stormrider49

    Stormrider49 New Member

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    Since it is PVC, why not use a slip-fix repair coupling?
     
  6. Gary Swart

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    Yep! Slip repair couplings work great on irrigation lines.
     
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