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JadedMarxist

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Wednesday, May 29th 2019, 5:54pm

Fitting breaking

[img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MpAZ7HNGudbHWxO5gbXWz47UMBU_dw4S/view?usp=drivesdk[/img] [img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MpAZ7HNGudbHWxO5gbXWz47UMBU_dw4S/view?usp=drivesdk[/img] Hello. I'm having a problem. Hope someone here can help me, this season during start up's, I've Run into a problem with the blow out combo tees. 2 of them have cracked. 1 pvc tee that was slip X slip X fpt and one that was barbed xbarbed X fpt. I've never had this problem before ever. I figured the first 1 that blew was a fluke but now a 2nd one my company seems to think I was tightening the plugs to much. No way. Now there saying to much Teflon tape. Has any of you folks ever had this problem?

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This post has been edited 3 times, last edit by "mrfixit" (May 30th 2019, 3:25am)


mrfixit

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Thursday, May 30th 2019, 3:32am

Looks over tightened to me. You can see the marks on the fitting from a wrench where someone cranked on it. Seems like a brass fitting might work better. I wish they sold marlex plugs. Maybe use a nylon plug.

JadedMarxist

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Monday, June 3rd 2019, 11:45pm

Yeah I'll have to check into that nylon plug, thanks. These plugs have been reused probably some 3 years. I've been wrenching on stuff my whole life, can't remember rthe last time I buggered up a nut or bolt. I've since been just putting in new plugs no floods since. Suck's that it happened on 2 systems with no master valve or real time monitoring fortunately the majority of our clients do. Cheers
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