Need ideas how to replace section of a PVC pipe


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Old 05-10-22, 12:45 PM
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Need ideas how to replace section of a PVC pipe

The plastic T section where the spigot screws in is broken. Any ideas how to replace it without dismantling the whole system? The right side goes into the house and left side down into the ground to sprinkler system.



I was thinking of cutting both vertical pipes below the T section, removing equal parts and gluing back with connection sleeves and new spigot connection. Just thought I will check here in case I am missing something obvious.



 
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Old 05-10-22, 01:14 PM
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Make one cut in the left pipe. Can be anywhere.
Remove no pipe. It will be reconnected with a coupling.

Cut at the blue line to leave maximum amount of usable pipe.
You'll need a coupler down there.
You can replace the tee, pipe and connector right into the vacuum break.
Make the pipe the correct length so the two sides match when gluing the couplers.
 
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Old 05-10-22, 01:50 PM
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Make it so it comes apart the next time, two cuts, install a new tee and hose bib, and a union.


 
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Old 05-10-22, 03:16 PM
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I love the union idea but if you've used PVC unions they are very hard to keep from leaking.
It's PVC. When it breaks again.... cut it again.
 
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Old 05-11-22, 02:39 AM
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Thanks guys. I have managed to replace the tee. Hopefully with no leaks. Of course bought all the correct parts except the tee which has bigger thread than the previous one so I need to make one more trip to Home Depot to get either reducer or new spout. I did cut both vertical pipes and used two couplers.
 
 

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