Sprinkler PVC Pipe Repair

Picture of a broken Sprinkler PVC Pipe leaking

This PVC lateral was cut by a landscaper when he removed a stump, that is the reason the hole is so large.

Cutting out damaged section of Sprinkler PVC Pipe

Cut out the damaged section of PVC pipe .

Draining residual water from Sprinkler PVC Pipe

If there is residual water in the PVC pipe lateral, allow it to drain fully before you attempt gluing.

Sprinkler PVC Pipe bell end

Here I am using the bell end of the PVC pipe to couple the new PVC pipe to the damaged lateral. Common fittings used for these repairs: Bell end, Coupling, Slip Fix, Compression Coupling or a Tee (for connecting a swing joint for adding or replacing a sprinkler head).

Cutting Sprinkler PVC Pipe pipe to size

Now that one end of the new PVC pipe is glued, cut the opposite end of the pipe so that they can line up with each other, but not quite touching. There should be a very small gap to accommodate the small ridge at the bottom of the new coupling that will be installed next.

bending and gluing the Sprinkler PVC pipe

When gluing this fitting together you will have to bend the PVC pipe so that the fittings can be forced together. If you do not have enough space to bend the PVC pipes, you may have to use a slip fix in conjunction with the coupling.

bending and gluing the Sprinkler PVC pipe

If this is a lateral, you may not need primer as long as your glue is rated to be used without primer.

holding Sprinkler PVC pipe together while glue sets

Hold the PVC pipe and fitting together until the glue sets firm.

Sprinkler PVC Pipe repair complete

This is what the sprinkler PVC pipe repair looks like when complete.