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Posted in thread: PVC fitting leaks on 09-11-2016 at 08:07 AM
Best practice is to use the minimum number of fittings possible, as most leaks and failures
occur at the fittings. There are times when there is no other way, but one should not abandon
good practice ...
Posted in thread: PVC fitting leaks on 09-08-2016 at 10:24 PM
Curious about what size the lines are that we're talking about. A 1/2 inch pvc pipe is really
not that hard to flex into place, but a 2 inch pipe would be impossible.Also curious: did you
turn off the...
Posted in thread: PVC fitting leaks on 09-07-2016 at 10:17 PM
I should be OK for room as long as I can use those slip couplers that were mentioned.
Posted in thread: PVC fitting leaks on 09-07-2016 at 06:58 PM
I've tried adding extra glue, RTV silicone, and the flex seal tape. None of them worked. And
it's not a bad leak. Just a drip, drip, drip.Guess I'll just suck it up and replace the
Posted in thread: PVC fitting leaks on 09-07-2016 at 07:42 AM
How far back from the T should I cut the pipes? Is there a way to ream out the old fitting so I
only have to replace 1 pipe (the one that's leaking)? I'm thinking like a drill attachment that
Posted in thread: PVC fitting leaks on 09-07-2016 at 06:22 AM
Fittings are usually a pretty tight fit. I'm having a hard time imagining sliding those slip
couplings back and forth in order to glue them.
Posted in thread: PVC fitting leaks on 09-04-2016 at 07:24 PM
Most PVC breaks occur at the elbows, and nothing short of a replacement is going to work for a
pipe under pressure. Here is one of my elbows that broke and I have to demo out an entire
Posted in thread: PVC fitting leaks on 09-04-2016 at 07:17 PM
Make sure that the joints were actually cemented when they were installed. You could also try
just slopping on more pvc cement on the dry joint, that may fix it. I wouldn't use expansion
joints if you...
Posted in thread: PVC fitting leaks on 09-04-2016 at 12:56 PM
We have a buried PVC line going to the garden. One of the "T" fittings has started to leak
where one of the lines enters the fitting. It's not a geyser, just a steady fast drip. But it's
enough to poo...
Posted in thread: Swamp cooler motor disassembly on 06-03-2015 at 07:20 AM
That's an idea. Hopefully it won't be necessary.I stopped by a small motor repair place. The
old-school kind with motors and junk laying all over the place. The guy pulled out a parts bin
filled with ...