Well pipe too short?

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Joseph Skoler

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I have a sleeved poly well pipe coming up out of a slab under a manufactured home.

The poly only comes up to the top of the sleeve, then hose clamped on is a PVC adapter to threaded, then another and another.

I want to run 1" pex down from the house and connect to the poly, but I'm afraid that if I loosen the hose clamp either the poly pipe will drop or I just won't be able to get another fitting back it and tighted/sealed/attached solidly enough not to leak.

How foolish would it be to cut the pvc at the yellow line and add my adapter there?

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Would you experts try to put a new fitting in the poly?

Unthread the existing poly fitting from the white PVC fitting just above it?

Cut the sched 80 PVC where the yellow is?

Something else?

Thanks!
 

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Do you mean a riser clamp on the gray pvc fitting held into the poly pipe with the hose clamp (where the red line is)?

I don’t think there is room for a clamp between the hose clamp and that insert fitting.

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Yes clamp would go between hose clamp and below bottom of the bell. That way the fitting is holding the poly pipe up. A rope pipe hitch knot around the poly if it would be possible would be a secondary safety. You tube will have a video on it.
Really don't see what is holding the pipe up.
 

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Yes clamp would go between hose clamp and below bottom of the bell. That way the fitting is holding the poly pipe up. A rope pipe hitch knot around the poly if it would be possible would be a secondary safety. You tube will have a video on it.
Really don't see what is holding the pipe up.

I would guess there is not much weight on the pipe (force pulling it down). That is not the well pit -- it is a sleeve through the concrete for the well pipe to pass. The well is about 50' from the house. Does that change the recommendation?
 

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Since the pump is 50' from the house piping is buried with no supports holding it up. Might just want to put the clamp on just in case.
 

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Yes clamp would go between hose clamp and below bottom of the bell. That way the fitting is holding the poly pipe up. A rope pipe hitch knot around the poly if it would be possible would be a secondary safety. You tube will have a video on it.
Really don't see what is holding the pipe up.
Searching, I see there is also an icicle hitch knot. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icicle_hitch
 

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If you trim the 4" sleeve down to the floor you will have a couple more inches to work with. If that is what is holding the pump in the well you have other problems. Should be no weight on that fitting.
 

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The hose clamp is still the weak link. Add another with the screw on opposite sides.

I don't know how long the insert on that fitting is. If it's not an extra long one, I'm concerned that putting another hose clamp on might result in it not being fully on the fitting's inserted section and maybe squeeze the pipe and thereby loosen the pipe on the fitting.
 
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