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    fixing a leak in pipe where SWG was installed

    Hi,

    I just noticed a leak at the seal between the flexible pipe and pvc where the SWG was plumbed into our setup.

    From what I've read here, I can fix it by dipping some string in 2 part epoxy and wrapping around the joint.

    Is this the best solution or should I really get the PB out to fix the problem? It was installed at the end of April this year.

    I plan on turning the pump off tonight and drying the area before attempting the repair.

    I've attached a picture (hopefully), the leak is clearly visible as a spurt of water coming down at a 45 degree angle from the joint.

    Thanks,

    Alison
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    Re: fixing a leak in pipe where SWG was installed

    I would have the PB out to fix that.
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    Re: fixing a leak in pipe where SWG was installed

    If it's leaking just two month after install, whomever installed it should fix it for free.
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    Re: fixing a leak in pipe where SWG was installed

    Ugh! That is the ugliest looking pipe join I've ever seen. You definitely should have the installer back.
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    Re: fixing a leak in pipe where SWG was installed

    Quote Originally Posted by tphaggerty
    Ugh! That is the ugliest looking pipe join I've ever seen. You definitely should have the installer back.


    The problem is that they left the flex pipe too long! ... Well, that and the fact that they don't know how to plumb nor glue properly
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    Re: fixing a leak in pipe where SWG was installed

    I do not understand why they used a flex pipe to start with, unless that was the easier and cheaper way. If the builder will not fix for free, which they should, then it looks to be an easy fix.
    lartay

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    Re: fixing a leak in pipe where SWG was installed

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    Quote Originally Posted by tphaggerty
    Ugh! That is the ugliest looking pipe join I've ever seen. You definitely should have the installer back.


    The problem is that they left the flex pipe too long! ... Well, that and the fact that they don't know how to plumb nor glue properly

    Yes, and yes. That needs to be re-plumbed from the union back.
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    Re: fixing a leak in pipe where SWG was installed

    Flex pipe should be perfectly straight comming down from the elbow, get who installed out there to fix it for free, and tell them not to send the guy who put it in
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