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New Member

Posts: 2

Location: Michigan


Monday, June 18th 2012, 10:56am

Main line poly pipe repair

I have a leak where my main line (black poly pipe) is attached to a one inch grey elbow (part of the manifold) in the valve box. My question is; can I get the black poly pipe off of the barb fitting of the elbow or will I have to cut the poly pipe.


Monday, June 18th 2012, 11:41am

I just had to do this about 10 minutes ago.
I'm under ideal conditions: office, all tools, workbench, etc.
Short story: I ended up cutting the poly pipe.

I don't have a heat gun and that might have made the difference.


Supreme Member

Posts: 312

Location: Northern New Jersey


Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 10:19am

Propane torch to heat it up. Not too much or you will damage the poly


New Member

Posts: 2

Location: Michigan


Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 12:13pm

I used a heat gun and the elbow came out of the poly pipe. I found a split in the elbow (not sure why after four years) and replaced it. So far, so good. Thanks for your responses.

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