Replace PVC Fitting


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Old 09-21-05, 11:48 PM
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Replace PVC Fitting

I need to remove a pvc "elbow" fitting from a pvc pipe. Is there an easy way to do this? I'm assuming it is glued, since it won't dislodge by attempting to hand-turn it.
This for an outside gutter spout. The "elbow" sticks out of the ground and connects to the rest of the pipe.
I hit the "elbow" with my lawnmower and need to replace it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance ...
 
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Old 09-22-05, 05:58 AM
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You will have to cut it off and then replace with a new elbow and a coupling with a piece of PVC the length needed to maintain the distance you originally had. If both sides of the elbow are glued, you will need 2 couplings and pieces of pipe. Good luck.
 
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Old 09-22-05, 06:19 AM
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That is what I was afraid of.
It is what it is. Thank you for the response.
 
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Old 09-22-05, 06:22 AM
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If you do not want to glue the elbow, you could buy a no-hub (mission fitting) and use it. Being a gutter line, I don't believe you would be violating code.
 
 

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