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Thread: Hairline crack in PVC repair?

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    Hairline crack in PVC repair?

    Hi all! Found a small leak near my backwash valve today. Appears there's a small stress-fracture near one of the screws. Is there any way to repair that, short of replacing a lot of PVC?

    I've circled the area in question on the attached picture. You can see where I've tried to 'patch' it with some PVC cement.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Re: Hairline crack in PVC repair?

    No matter what you do I would suspect you can never really render that crack leakproof. You could try removing the screw and gently heating with a blow torch to re melt whats there but you run other risks.

    I would post a more complete picture and we can come up with a plan to replace it. Can you purchase that part?
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    Re: Hairline crack in PVC repair?

    Here's a more complete picture. Fitting circled in red, glued joints with blue lines pointing them out.
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