Irrigation leak tips

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Old 05-12-19, 07:29 AM
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Irrigation leak tips

I think my leak is where the red circle is. Hard to tell when working alone...by the time I turn the water on, thereís a pond.

Any tips to correct this.....assuming itís leaking cause the barbed connection isnít in far enough. Iíd rather avoid digging up more and adding a small length of pipe.

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Old 05-12-19, 08:51 AM
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I had to blow the picture up but yes, the pipe appears to be barley onto the fiting.

Dig up a couple feet down the pipe, cut off the band clamp and see if there is enough slack to push it further onto the fitting then install a new worm gear clamp.

You need to dig up enough pipe to gain some slack of get the entire fitting further down into the ground.

I also use my butane torch to warm up the pipe, makes it much easier to slide on!
 
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Old 05-12-19, 11:39 AM
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As Marq mentioned..... the line is a tad short. If you can't dig back enough to get slack..... you will have to cut it and add on a "spliced on" piece of poly line.

The orange line is where the poly line is supposed to be pushed on to.
 
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