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Old 01-11-2020, 07:42 PM   #1
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Do I need a slip coupling for this?


I was fixing a leak. I've done this before but on these pipes there isn't a whole lot of room to move them. They are both pretty tightly secured to the wall. Therefore I'm having trouble getting this new pipe connected.
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Old 01-11-2020, 08:36 PM   #2
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You might be tight for space.

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Thats CPVC not PVC. Just use a sharkbyte coupling
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Thats CPVC not PVC. Just use a sharkbyte coupling
Wouldn't that have the same issue of not being able to squeeze it in there?
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Remove the CPVC and threaded adapter from the valve. Cut a new piece of CPVC and glue a threaded adapter to it. Screw threaded adapter into valve. Cut to pipe to fit. Remove clamps securing pipe to wall. May have to remove several clamps. Glue regular coupling on one piece. Prime and glue other pipe and coupling, bend pipe out from wall (shorting it) and insert pipe into coupling. Reinstall clamps.
Warming pipe with hair dryer will soften it making it easier to bend.
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I agree with Harold. The longer pipe you have to work with in free air, the better chance of a good connection will be had. Just loosen at least one or more of the wall clamps and pull it away from the wall and flex in a new pipe with female fitting for the valve. Then glue a coupling on the free end to the existing pipe.
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When you can't figure it out, cheat.

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Is the valve plastic too?
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I went ahead and just pushed that top coupling down a little further than it had to be, then while the glue was still wet I slid it up so that it should be secure to both pipes. This is weird because I've done similar repairs many times and never had this issue. It must just be because there's not enough flexibility in the pipes. Perhaps I should always use PEX pipe where possible. I guess I'll find out the results in about 12 hours when I try to turn the water on.
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This IS the easiest way.
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This IS the easiest way.
Very aesthetically unpleasing, in my opinion.
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Very aesthetically unpleasing, in my opinion.





Regardless, it works. When you have a leak and want it gone, you do what's needed.


Besides, looking at the OP's pic, I wouldn't say that is aesthetically pleasing either.




I doubt that anyone is going to stand looking at the pipe and say "why that's terrible to look at!'.
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how far below the ground is the 90 elbow connection to horizontal? I might have dug down if it's an easy dig (it's always an easy sandy dig in Florida and never too deep) so I night have dug down to the horizontal pipe and replace all the way from there up including the valve with copper. having CPVC there outside where a lawn equipment or a shovel can damage it easily. I have done the 4 elbow "cheats" but usually it's just for sprinkler PVC lines strangled by big roots where there isn't really any room not even a slip coupling since they are much bigger in diameter.


Don't forget to paint the new pipes, CPVC and sunlight exposure don't go well together. Might consider putting something to protect it from accidental damages.
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All I can say at this point is "Congratulations, good job".
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how far below the ground is the 90 elbow connection to horizontal? I might have dug down if it's an easy dig (it's always an easy sandy dig in Florida and never too deep) so I night have dug down to the horizontal pipe and replace all the way from there up including the valve with copper. having CPVC there outside where a lawn equipment or a shovel can damage it easily. I have done the 4 elbow "cheats" but usually it's just for sprinkler PVC lines strangled by big roots where there isn't really any room not even a slip coupling since they are much bigger in diameter.


Don't forget to paint the new pipes, CPVC and sunlight exposure don't go well together. Might consider putting something to protect it from accidental damages.
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All I can say at this point is "Congratulations, good job".
When I went to Home Depot, the slip couplings were referred to as adjustable repair couplings. And they only work with PVC. So I would have had to buy a PVC to CPVC adapter.
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