||10-30-2007 03:16 PM
Repairing black poly pipe
I recently bought a small investment property that has a leak in the line that has the meter at the main running slowly. I turned the shut-off at the house off and the meter continues run slowly. I heard the sound of water running under the house and found a 25 foot length of black poly piping that seems to T off the galvinized pipe that services the kitchen and bathroom and runs in the crawlspace to the washer and utility sink in the laundry room. I say "seems to" because there's no water running at all in the house yet there's a slow, not high pressure flow in that line. I found 2 leaks in the line and opened the spigot in the utility sink to release the pressure. I then replaced about 20 feet of the black poly with new 120 psi black poly from Home Depot using double-end barb connectors. I have been at it for over 6 hours and can't get the joints and the new connections to completely stop dribbling. I have really cranked on the hose clamps (2 on each side of the slice) and still it dribbles. PLEASE HELP ME!! I just want it dry so I can wrap some insulation around it and get on with life.