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Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 6:04pm

by Wet_Boots

If it's a glued connection that is leaking, and it's physically loose, then you will need to pull it apart and do it over. Same need for a downstream coupling, of course. A master valve (an electric valve that feeds the entire system) might still be a good thing to add, since there might be other connections in that manifold that are at risk for leaking. Most controllers have a connection for a master valve.

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 4:46pm

by Bumbleball

It still looks like these are threaded valves, and as such, you could unthread the valve in question, and reseal the threads with more teflon tape. Downstream of the valve, you would need some sort of union or slip-fix connector.

I am glad to hear you say that. I am assuming that the white part of the fitting screws into the valve. I am going to look at Lowe's today for that part and also a fitting to join two 1" pieces of PVC pipe together (from the cut I will make)(hopefully they will sell both). I have a feeling that there is 1" PVC between the T-fitting and the white fitting (which screws into the valve). I believe the 1" PVC is glued into the fitting that screws into the valve. You cannot really tell from the pictures, but that 1" PVC is loose from the T-fitting (I saw it move when there is water pressure in the line) and could be pulled out easily enough. Also, the gap is larger there, which may mean the original 1" PVC wasn't quite long enough and that is why it pulled loose.

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 4:37pm

by Wet_Boots

It still looks like these are threaded valves, and as such, you could unthread the valve in question, and reseal the threads with more teflon tape. Downstream of the valve, you would need some sort of union or slip-fix connector.

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 4:16pm

by Bumbleball

The photo doesn't work. Try an upload to Imageshack and bring back the link. If there isn't one already, maybe you could install a master valve for the system, which would make any tiny leaks downstream of the master valve immaterial.




Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 4:15pm

by Bumbleball

Image shack is what I use. Try cut and pasting the forum code.



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Thanks....

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 3:10pm

by mrfixit

Image shack is what I use. Try cut and pasting the forum code.



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Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 2:07pm

by Bumbleball

The photo doesn't work. Try an upload to Imageshack and bring back the link. If there isn't one already, maybe you could install a master valve for the system, which would make any tiny leaks downstream of the master valve immaterial.

Hope this works....these are essentially the same image, some are just larger versions...they appear to work for me using copy and paste, but not if I just click on it....
There is a shutoff valve on the main inlet line before these 5 valves, this is how I have the leak currently stopped...of course it shuts off water to the entire system. Because of where this leak is, it isn't tiny.


http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/4585/img0503h.jpg
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/2590/img0503ga.jpg
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/215/img0503ae.jpg

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 11:19am

by Wet_Boots

The photo doesn't work. Try an upload to Imageshack and bring back the link. If there isn't one already, maybe you could install a master valve for the system, which would make any tiny leaks downstream of the master valve immaterial.

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 12:56am

by Bumbleball

I highly doubt that was installed without any glue at all. Improperly glued most likely. You can try to do what you've suggested. You might get it to work. There's a good chance you wont be able the fitting to come off. They do have a tool to drill the pipe out of the fitting but you don't want to go to that expense.

If i was you I'd completly rebuild the entire manifold. It looks simple enough. I'd install the valves farther apart. Then again they wont fit in the one box if you do. You'd like to be able to unscrew one if need be. The job will probably take about 3-4 hours for a first timer. 1 1/2 - 2 for a pro.

Thanks MrFixit...the pvc is already loose from the T-fitting and could easily be removed from there...if some of the parts between that T-fitting and valve are threaded into the valve, it could be easy enough. I don't know what is threaded and what is glued...yet.

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 12:10am

by mrfixit

I highly doubt that was installed without any glue at all. Improperly glued most likely. You can try to do what you've suggested. You might get it to work. There's a good chance you wont be able the fitting to come off. They do have a tool to drill the pipe out of the fitting but you don't want to go to that expense.

If i was you I'd completly rebuild the entire manifold. It looks simple enough. I'd install the valves farther apart. Then again they wont fit in the one box if you do. You'd like to be able to unscrew one if need be. The job will probably take about 3-4 hours for a first timer. 1 1/2 - 2 for a pro.