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Old 09-12-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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How do I fix this difficult PVC crack? The elbows are flush, so there's no room for new solvent welding, and the final PVC fitting is proprietary and no longer manufactured. https://picasaweb.google.com/1155978...eat=directlink

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what is this a Jacuzzi ? Take it back to the tee and reconstruct that complete section, if its return water you can use the pvc hose, glues just like pvc easy to work with.

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:21 PM   #3
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What's it mounted to?
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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I've had to do this before.... (not proud) but it worked.....

Those jacuzzi fittings should be 1" PVC, so if you can get your hands on some 1-1/4" fernco couplings, they will go over the fittings.

When I did it, it didn't leak. The tub was 40 years old, and in a rental... not worth replacing it to the owner, so there ya go.


Those things seem to have tons of stress on them to begin with for some reason. It sucks, but thats the way they did it back in the day. Now they use spa flex... we'll see how that holds up.
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It's the second model Jacuzzi tub ever made. I'd cut off and solvent weld the elbows, but the part that attaches to the tub has no nipple left. (There's a little tee where the air hose attaches and injects air.)
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http://images.drillspot.com/pimages/6922/692262_300.jpg

If you cut off the cracked side of the fitting, is there enough room on the upper end of the 90 for that^ ?

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