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Old 05-09-2012, 01:36 AM   #1
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PVC joint basic question

I am building a paver patio in my backyard and I am burying a 3/4" PVC pipe for irrigation water under the sub base of the patio. There was a straight joint that I could not push in all the way. It's about half way in and I then I couldn't push it in any more. I did manage to turn close to 1/4 turn before it stuck there.

After a few hours of letting it cure, I capped the other end of the pipe and let water through it. No leak for like 20 minutes. Not a single drop.

But since this joint is right beneath the patio and once the paver patio is built, it's not easy to dig things out again.

So, should I be worry about this joint that has the pipe only half-way pushed into the socket? Thanks!


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Old 05-09-2012, 04:54 AM   #2
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I would fix it right. It will eventually leak otherwise


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Old 05-09-2012, 06:24 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by htabbas View Post
So, should I be worry about this joint that has the pipe only half-way pushed into the socket?
it would be bad enough if you didn't know it was wrong and it later fails on you
But to know in advance and not do a $2 twenty minute fix? That's crazy talk.

dig the soil back, cut the pipe at both ends of the bad joint,
set new pipe of the correct length with a coupling at each end.
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