I need some help and may have gotten in over my head... But hopefully it's recoverable from some advice from you all. So here goes:
The return line for our solar system has a small leak at one of the elbows under ground. My plan was to cut out the section and replace it like I would with any other PVC. The issue however is that there is water in the solar panels so when I started cutting, water started coming out. My question is how do I get water out of the pipe so I can cut it all the way through and replace it? Do I need to just let it drain until it stops or is there a way to do it somehow else? the pump is off and i turned the diverter to the panels off until I can figure it out.
It's a 2" PVC pipe right next to house where it comes from the solar panels.
Any help/advice you all can provide would be greatly appreciated!!!