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daronson

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Monday, May 6th 2002, 5:56am

Backflow leaking at inlet & outlet fittings

Recently installed a 10 zone system with 2 manifolds, each with it's own PVB. PVB's have female threads, so I threaded in a male PVC connector (with teflon tape) and glued the pvc to this.

The threaded pvc connection to the pbv has a slow drip, both inlet and outlet. I hand tightened and gave some exta torque with a pipe wrench. I did not use unions, so the only way to get the pvb off is to cut it off and re-do the pbv connections, and switch to threaded unions.

Is there a "quick fix" solution that will seal up this drip (assuming I drain the pipe and relieve the pressure), or should I not worry about it since it is outside and only a small drip, or does it need to be cut off and fixed correctly? If the latter, can it wait until fall when I winterize?




RVLI

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Monday, May 13th 2002, 3:53am

From what I understand, the dripping is really slow. Let it go until winterization or spring start to fix it. When you do, switch to unions like you said. Don't forget to put 2-3 wraps of teflon tape when you fix it.


Rays Sprinklers

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Friday, May 16th 2003, 2:20pm

If its leaking you probably need more teflon,i would wait unless you want to do it now, cut the pvc install slip couplings and unions



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Ray
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