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    Flexible pipe repair

    IMG_7121.jpgHello everyone…

    I am seeking help on how to repair a flexible return line. When we bought the house a year ago this pipe was left partially exposed. Now we are about ready to open the pool after replacing the pool pump and we noticed that there is now a hairline crack in this flex line. Is this something we can just cut out and hard pipe? Is there any special coupling for a flex to hard pvc?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks ~A
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    Re: Flexible pipe repair

    Just regular pvc-to-pvc connector. Just cut out and replace with either rigid or flexible. No special connector for the Flex. But flexible is a tiny bit smaller so make sure to use the glue liberally for a good seal.

    If your in a pinch right now for cracks like that I often use a 2-part, high pressure, Marine epoxy and then do all my cutting out on holidays. It's rated for 2000-3000 psi and generally lasts the whole pool season.

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    Re: Flexible pipe repair

    Just X2ing what Flingaling said. Clean it up, cut it into and use a standard PVC coupling on it.
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    Re: Flexible pipe repair

    What about that flex seal tape they advertise on late night TV?
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    Re: Flexible pipe repair

    Thanks Fingaling and Bama Rambler...Makes perfect sense...I just didn't want to cut it out and mess myself up. Greatly appreciated!
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    Re: Flexible pipe repair

    If you are used to rigid PVC but never glued flex, also be aware it likes to "back out" of the fitting more than rigid, so hold it in the fitting longer to be sure it set.
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