Broken PVC Drain Pipe Outside


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Old 05-24-08, 04:51 PM
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Broken PVC Drain Pipe Outside

I accidentially poked a hole in a 3" underground drain pipe with a pick. What is the proper method to fix it? Cut out the section and use couplers with a new section of pipe? How do I assure the drain won't leak in that spot if I use the cut/coupler method? Would a small leak in the drain really matter if it is outside?

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Mike
 
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Old 05-24-08, 06:14 PM
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First off, Explain what drain you are talking about and what kind of pipe you think it is.

Is it sewer, septic, water, perimeter drainage?
Is it PVC, SDR35(green plastic), Iron, etc.?
 
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Old 05-24-08, 06:36 PM
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Its 3" ADS (triple walled?) pipe that is used for exterior drainage (i.e., downspouts, drains around yard). It is not linked to any interior sewer or indoor drains.

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Old 05-24-08, 06:44 PM
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This sounds like something that really does not need to be repaired, and will probably be fine with some type of protection to keep dirt from washing into it and plugging up. Of coarse if it possible to dig all around it and cut the pipe, then put a repair type coupling that would be the better way to fix it. Usually those drains are not water tight and it is ok for them to leak as it is only rain water. But protection from blockages is a definite.
 
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Old 05-24-08, 10:57 PM
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Sounds good. I'll plug with some caulk and call it done. THX for the help.

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