Originally Posted by glennjanie
If yours is the black roll polyethylene or polypropolene pipe you can simply insert a plastic coupling in the two ends and clamp them with stainless steel hose clamps. Use a hair dryer to warm the ends so the coupling will slip in easier.
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First I want to thank you all SO much! You were all so helpful I'm sure I'll be back with more questions.
It was the black pipe, they said 1" poly? We found someone else to come out, small independent guy, which I love. He inserted a new plastic section and clamped the two ends, just like you said (I hadn't read this yet but I'm glad to know that's how it's supposed to be done). He used a blow torch to warm the ends. He said he's going to get some saran wrap type stuff but for plumbing obviously, that he'll wrap around it and heat it again and it will create a seal so it won't leak.
I did have some black junk in the water when I first ran it tonight but we have sulfer water so could that be it? He told me not to use it for drinking or cooking for 24 hours but do you think I should test it anyway? I'll go by Lowe's tomorrow and see if they sell a kit. I have 3 little ones and don't want anyone to get sick.
All this because we wanted to level an area to put a swing set.
Thank you all again, I'll try not to worry about the bacteria I probably just showered in until tomorrow!