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Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 8:53am

by Wet_Boots

If your "T-joint" is a waterworks-quality brass compression fitting, then don't worry about it. If you cheaped out on your supply connection, then back up, and do it over again with quality materials.

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 2:38pm

by Paulo (Guest)

Install leak detection system before backfilling the main water line T-joint

I currently have an open pit to my main water line 5 or 6 feet down to the inline T-joint w/ valve above it to my irrigation system. This is the valve I turn on in the spring, and off in the fall.
Before I backfill the hole with 10 inch casing to enclose main & drain, is there any kind of leak detection insert or anything I can put at the bottom of the casing so that I can easily inspect for leaks at the T-joint of the main water line? If not an insert w/ handle, is there anyway to finish the bottom so that I can visually inspect for any leaks in the main line T-joint at the base of keyed valve?