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Broken sprinkler line repair

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After a visit from the cable repair guys i noticed water bubbling up when the sprinkler.    I ran the water on the circuit to blow out the area.  Then let it dry a bit and started to clear the hole to see what i was dealing with.

I was a bit surprised to find a 2nd line under the broken one.  Not sure what that is for.  Also found the ATT.cable to the house. 

I'd done this before, but last time i pulled up 4 ft+ of line to be able to get the ends to connect.   This time i found the extending fitting that allows you to use a smaller hole to fix this. 

This is my first, be kind.
 
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Step 1: Need some tools

That is a 1" expandable fitting with a collar on it to rejoin. 

And my Ryobi 'sawz-all', pretty handy.

For anyone that hasn't done this before, its a 2 stage application. 
You wipe the purple to prime the surface of all contact areas.

Get a screwdriver, you'll need it to get the dirt plugs out of the ends of the pipes.  At least 6" shank on it.

Step 2: Mistakes and new parts.

This is the part i look foolish.  I didn't have a clue when i bought the parts of what size this thing was.   HDepot had 2 kinds.  1" or 3/4.   I bought 1".    Its not the right size.  Of course i find out after I'm getting ready for next steps and purple it.

Had to put up the tools,  find my keys and off i go.
Found the right parts.  And back we go again to suffer in the early summer.

Step 3: Repair and Test

Pretty straightforward here. 

Purple all contact points.
Double check your sizes.

I chose the side that had the most flex to hook in the smaller coupling.  That way i could bend it a bit easier than grabbing the short end.
Glue the ends in first.  Then expand the middle and twist into small coupling. Make sure you have a good contact area.

3366carlos1 year ago
sounds like the cable guys did some damage.