10" pvc pipe problem

Old 04-14-08, 03:37 PM
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10" pvc pipe problem

I live in Phoenix, Arizona where many of us receive flood irrigation throughout the year. A section of the underground piping has been damaged and is in need of repair. This is a large 10" pvc pipe that carries the water to the property. At one of the couplers it's cracked and busted up pretty good. Part of this area of pipe was exposed and it looks as though someone jumped up and down on it until it gave way. I thought about cutting out the bad area and sliding in another pvc pipe that would fit inside of the pipe, like a 9" piece of pipe. If I do this, how do I attach and seal it so it doesnt wash on down the pipe and it doesnt leak anymore?
Or is there a better way to go about this?
Old 04-14-08, 06:36 PM
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You need to use the proper coupler and the proper cement. I would suggest you contact the utilities or water department for repair or guidance. This isn't something you can band-aide.

Old 04-14-08, 08:52 PM
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the proper repair is not a do it yourself. It involves a band and rubber seal that goes around the outside of the old pipe. they are not usually available with out going to an industrial supply and they are not cheap.

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