1/2" Drip Line Repair

water leaking out of a half inch drip line

This was broken by the blade of a tiller hitting it.

broken drip half inch male adapter

As you can see, the tiller sliced cleanly through the tubing.

extracting broken fitting

Cut the damaged area out form the existing tubing. This is a small repair, but you can replace entire sections in the same manner.

extracting broken fitting

This is simply a close-up view of the broken tubing.

Thread the new male adapter

Using 2 barbed half inch couplings and a new piece of tubing, insert the barbed couplings into each end.

Snugly tighten the new male adapter

Press the pieces together, you may have to work the pipe and fitting side to side while pushing it together.

Pushing drip tubing onto a male adapter

Press the fittings in until the pipe meets the collar on the fitting.

Pushing drip tubing onto a male adapter

Test the fitting to make sure it holds and that there are no leaks. These fittings do not require clamps since the pressure in the drip line should be below 40 PSI.

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