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Old 06-23-2013, 08:38 PM   #1
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How should I deal with this, there is a small leak and I figure I may as well tidy it up:


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How should I deal with this...
What is on the OTHER side of the brick?

In short though... I'd say you should re do the whole set up.

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Bedroom, sheetrock. Actually what happened was this was hit with lawn mower and cracked lower threaded PVC into bottom of brass valve. We replaced as you can see with no leak! But another leak then appeared in the top threaded pvc to the brass valve.

So we did the best for tonight, in order to have water for overnight and in the morning. I was thinking that surely there is an easier way to redo all of this.

Sorry my first post was so lacking in info.
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Redo it all


Cut the insulation away

Cut at the bottom part of PVC

Replace everything with new parts

Take the thing to your local plumbing supply house

Show them it

Ask them to rebuild it or tell you how

Reconnect with two PVC unions for future repair.
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Help me understand this, that is your house main coming up from the ground and going into the house? Why so high up on the wall? I would run the new onw through something so it is never damaged again
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Help me understand this, that is your house main coming up from the ground and going into the house? Why so high up on the wall? I would run the new onw through something so it is never damaged again
Sons house, built in 60's probably. It's really not that high.
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What's the difference between a grey PVC union and a white one?
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What's the difference between a grey PVC union and a white one?
Grey is sch 80.
If I was making the repair- I'd make as much as I could with galv. pipe. Then you could hit it with a lawn mower......
Just a reminder- do not use any pvc female adapters. They are known to crack/split.

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