The Happy Gardener

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Irrigation and Garden Hose Repair


Repairing Broken Irrigation

  • A shovel
  • One PVC telescope coupling
  • One PVC slip coupling
  • A hacksaw
  • Can PVC glue
  • Small piece of sandpaper

After locating break, dig down with the shovel to the pipe. Then expose 16" of pipe with a 6" clearance all around for easy access. With telescope coupling completely open, measure it next to the broken pipe. Take 2" off that measurement and then cut pipe.

Take sandpaper and smooth down the cut ends. Glue the big end of the telescope coupling to one end of the pipe. Add slip coupling to small end of telescope coupling and glue it to the other PVC pipe. Let dry and replace soil.

Garden Hose Repair

Garden hose repair

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