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D2D2 08-22-2010 08:51 PM

Leak at PVC Sprinkler T Joint
 
My PVC sprinkler system has a T joint at a certain point.

Water has begin to leak out of one of the ends of the T joint. There are no cracks in the pipe, it just leaks out of the T joint over the pipe going into the joint.

I tried putting some PVC glue/cement around that joint but the water still is breaking through.

Is there any way I can seal off this leak without replacing the T joint which would mean cutting apart three different pipe lines?

Is there some kind of combination of glue / cement and a certain tape that will keep the joint from leaking?

Thanks.

kok328 08-23-2010 03:00 PM

Most of the sprinkler connection I've see are PVC piping with a barbed connection on the T's. Try a hose clamp around the connecitons.

majakdragon 08-24-2010 08:21 AM

If the tee connection is glued, replacement is the only permanent fix.


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