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Old 04-03-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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I've done this at least 20 times in my life with no problem. I replaced an outside faucet. The PVC pipes under the house weren't going to fit the new one, so I started over. I had 15 inches starting from the water line with 3/4, ending at a metal male side of the faucet's pipe.

I had to turn off the water, which meant my daughter couldn't take a bath, so I under a time crunch. I put the pvc female 1/2" on the metal pipe, then 3/4" female pvc on the far end. Put the pieces in the middle and was done. Unfortunately I couldn't let the glue set, wife and daughter needed water ASAP. One of the glue fittings leaked, but stopped for the most part. But, the to ends (female) still leak.

CAN i tighten them and not have to start this B.S. all over again? Or am I S.O.L.?

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Old 04-03-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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Sorry Mike, you're SOL. Trying to tighten it will probably cause a bigger leak.

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Sorry Mike, you're SOL. Trying to tighten it will probably cause a bigger leak.
Yeah, that's what I thought. I might just do it nice and easy I only have to get the male end around twice or one and a half turns to get the drip to stop I think. I hope I can do it without screwing the whole thing up even worse.
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Can you cut the pipe, tighten the threaded connections and glue on a shut off or coupler to repair the pipe?

I'd have enough supplies on hand if you had to redo the entire setup.
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May as well do a proper repair now.2nd. Time around. So, you won't have to do it a 3 rd. Time
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