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#1 walshie

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 01:15 pm

We've got 1/2" or possibly 3/4" blue plastic water main coming into our house from the yard.

 

Now it's eventually stopped raining I've noticed a damp patch in the gravel. It might well be the rainwater from the gravel evaporating, or it might be the water main weeping.

 

Rather than dig it up to have a look, I'm going to turn the water off at the borehole for a few hours and see if this dries up.

 

If it doesn't, is there something you can repair water main with or would I need to cut a section out and replace it with a length of pipe and 2 couplings?

 

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#2 moxy

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 01:20 pm

Cut and replace. On line the couplings are about 80p a piece.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 01:22 pm

Cut and replace. On line the couplings are about 80p a piece.

 

80p each? I wasn't thinking of spending that kind of money.  :laugh:



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Posted 15 May 2016 - 01:25 pm

:laugh: you should have moved to Scotland!!

Duct tape it is then.

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 02:00 pm

depending on how big the burst is you could cut and put a straight coupler on it without putting a piece of pipe in


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Posted 15 May 2016 - 03:04 pm

Provided it's a small hole, and the pipe isn't too damaged, dig it up carefully, a neat cut and just a straight connector.
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Posted 15 May 2016 - 04:23 pm

Definitely the pipe. Haven't got down to it yet, but I can see a small swirl in the water. 



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Posted 15 May 2016 - 09:50 pm

Definitely the pipe. Haven't got down to it yet, but I can see a small swirl in the water.

That could be the spin of the earth mun dai.
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