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turboschilz

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Location: DENVER, CO

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Monday, May 23rd 2011, 8:03am

WHAT THE HELL SIZE IS THIS?????...lol

Hey fellas, I'm new to the site and have an issue that I could REALLY use some help with. I've recently purchased a home and it has an older sprinkler system, probably 80's I'm guessing. I've gotten the system into 100% working order, the only problem is that there's 3 lines that need repairs from getting whacked with a spade or something, but I've cut out the small sections as I normally would, and normally I'd stick in a 3/4" male/male adapter with a couple hose clamps, at least that's what I've always done in the past. The problem is, the 3/4" adapters just don't fit properly, they're just a tiny bit loose, which is causing them to still leak a little, I've tried gluing them in with no luck, yet the pipe seems to be about the exact same size that you'd find in Home Depot (3/4"), is it a thin wall pipe or something? What is the best way to patch these up and have a long lasting repair that I won't have to worry about, of course short of replacing the entire lines?...lol Any help would be greatly appreciated...



Thank you fellas....

Mitchgo

Supreme Member

Posts: 502

Location: Seattle

2

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 10:52pm

Take a picture of the pipe.

What style of pipe.. Pvc, poly, flex hose, copper, galvi????

Are your fittings/ and or pipe slightly yellow?

You may have CPVC pipe and or you are trying to use CPVC fittings on regular PVC piping..

I don't understand your repair... 3/4 male adapter and a hose clamp?? ohh buddy!

turboschilz

New Member

Posts: 2

Location: DENVER, CO

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Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 8:17am

It is standard black poly hose, looks like your typical 3/4" black poly sprinkler hosing found at Home Depot, it is just BARELY larger though, a 3/4" barb fitting slips in easily, which of course fits nice and snug in typical 3/4", which is of course causing it to leak... I stuck some calipers to it, a standard 3/4" comes in at JUST under 1" OD, this guy comes in at just over 1" OD, so maybe a 1/16" difference in OD... Any idea what I have, or if they make a barb fitting JUST slightly larger than a 3/4", maybe 13/16"?...lol

Wet_Boots

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Posts: 4,081

Location: Metro NYC

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Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 1:17pm

Tubing usually has markings.

One thing, though, is that tubing can be expanded by freezing or too much pressure, at which point, it is no longer in spec.

Mitchgo

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Posts: 502

Location: Seattle

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Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 10:06pm

I just dealt with a homeowner system the other day.. The main piping was a 3/4" black tubing that was very thick and flexible.. My 3/4 barbed fittings were very loose and the 1" was too big.

I had to do a repair..

Basically I heated up the hose line some and stuffed a 1" barbed fitting , using 3 hose clamps. It was a very good solid connection/ repair. Though I told the homeowner that none of this is going to be warrantied if it leaks.

Bill1

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Thursday, May 26th 2011, 10:37pm

That is a pipe that used to be sold at Hugh M Woods or Builders Square, I believe it was called jet pipe and it had its own size fittings which aren't available anymore. You might be able to use a piece of 3/4 PVC and install it like a coupling and put two screw clamps on each side. It's not fun stuff to work with.

Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Thursday, May 26th 2011, 10:48pm

if it is Rain Jet poly pipe, then that is CTS poly tubing, and sized to work with compression fittings

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