Water main with a slip-fix, up to code?


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Old 05-17-06, 10:59 PM
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Water main with a slip-fix, up to code?

Hi, the contractor my wife and I hired (in southern California) broke the water main while digging for the sewer and has repaired it with a slip-fix. The pipe is already exposed for about 4 feet, the fitting is kinked at an angle, and the pipe must be burried and the soil recompacted as this is next to my driveway where they will be replacing concrete. I am worried the fitting will leak and I am wondering if this repair is even up to code for repairing the main water supply. Am I worried for no reason or should I insist that it be repaired without a slip-fix?
Thank you for your help.
Best wishes,
Bill
 
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Old 05-18-06, 03:47 AM
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Code or not I would not accept a fix like that. There are proper methods to fix what you describe.
 
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Old 05-18-06, 04:58 AM
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A slip-fix is a reliable coupling, but when you say it is tweaked at an angle, that is a disaster waiting to happen.
 
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Old 05-18-06, 04:50 PM
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Thanks for your time and reply's -- my sentiments exactly. I'll ask the contractor to replace with a proper repair.
Cheers,
Bill
 
 

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