Sunday, September 28, 2014

How to Replace Leaking Patio Water Pipe - Part 2 of 3 - Schedule-40 Pipe Assembly

By Gary Boutin
Fig.1 Male thread socket adapter

Supplies and Tools:
Anchors Plastic Clear
Channel Locks
Emory Cloth (similar to cloth sandpaper)
Metal Chisel
Metal Sledge
Patio Plan
Pipe Teflon 
Pipe Wrench
Pipe Clamp
Straight Pipe Wrench, Cast Iron, 48 inch

Schedule 40 PVC Parts Lists:
Cristy's Red Hot Blue Glue (Adhesive)
Slip x Slip Socket Caps (1)
Slip x Slip Socket 90° Elbows (7)
Slip x MPT Socket Male Adapter 3/4 inch (1)
Pipe 3/4 inch x 10 feet (2)
--- 2-inch (2), 4-inch (2), 4-foot (1), 10-foot (1)
Ratcheting PVC Cutter
Slip x Slip Coupling 1/2 inch (1)
Tee (1)

Tyler Zowat lives in Perris, California. He wanted his back yard plumbing repaired because it was always dripping water all over his new patio tiles and his patio entrance. He purchased all his plumbing parts from The Home Depot

This post shows seventeen steps on how to move a rusted galvanized twin water bibs away from the front door of his new patio area. 

Step 1: It's best to create a plan alongside a parts list. This makes the job easier to do when parts are picked up at your local warehouse store. This job entailed moving the water pipe from near the entrance and across the to the garden patio area. Above right fig.1 shows the last picture from first post. Additional posts are at the end of this post.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows a metal chisel and metal sledge. The cement edges had to be removed around the metal pipe before a schedule 40 male adapter could be inserted. The previous owner had buried the metal pipes in the cement patio never intending on repairing the water pipes that supplied his backyard.
Fig.2 Metal sledge, metal chisels
Step 3: Fig.3 shows that the male adapter was sanded with Emory cloth before gluing to the pipe and the 90° Elbows.
Fig.3 Adapter sanding inside

Step 4Fig.4 shows the male plastic adapter is in the metal pipe near the cement. Attached to the adapter is a 2-inch PVC pipe which also attached to a 90° Elbows.
Fig.4 Male adapter with 90° corner elbow
Step 5: Fig.5 shows a 4-inch PVC pipe that will be sanded on both ends before being glued to the adapter and the fig.6 below shows the 90° corner elbow fitting facing down. Between the patio tile and the main cement patio were several inches apart. The irrigation pipes are adjusted to run from the top of the patio to the bottom and to move the water pipes.
Fig.5 Four inch PVC pipe ready to sand
Step 6: Fig.6 below shows a 90° Elbows facing down at the cement in a slight angle. This sets up the next pipe to be leveled with the cement floor. 
Fig.6 Patio corner pipes
Step 7: Fig.7 shows the 4-inch pipe with another 90° elbows facing the bottom of the patio level.
Fig.7 Elbows at 90°

Step 8: Fig.8 shows a 4-foot pipe stretched across the gate entrance. Fig.9 shows the other side of the door entrance had to be done also so the pipe would not be in the way when the people crossed over the gate threshold.
Fig.8 Pipe across patio gate
Fig.9 Finishing gate threshold

Step 9: Fig.10 shows the pipe is being placed into a slip union and near it another 10-foot pipe will be used to be near the garden area. The middle of the picture where the pipe stop by the wall is another drop were two more 90° Elbows and a short pipe was used to lower the pipe to another level of the patio.
Fig.10 Union
Step 10: Fig.11 shows the standing wall pipe has been placed into the new ball valve to turn off the water in case of any repairs to the water bibs system.
Fig.11 Ball Valve garden pipe
Step 11: Fig.12 shows the dry positioning of the ball valve to the Tee fitting adjoining the water pipe. Later Cristy's Red Hot Blue glue was used to fuse the pipes together.
Fig.12 PVC glue

Step 12: Fig.13 shows the pipes are sealed and ready to go.
Fig.13 Water piper ball valve
Step 13: Fig.14 shows the pipe is ready for use.
Fig.14 Garden 
water line moved

Step 14: Sometime the cut cannot be completed and fig.15 shows that the PVC pipe was placed in the PVC cutter again. It's worth the trouble to get the job done correctly.
Step 15: Fig.16 shows the end of the garden pipe with a without a pipe cap
Fig.15 Not that easy

Fig.16 Pipe end
Step 17: Fig.17 shows the end of the garden pipe with a pipe cap that has been glued in place.
Fig.17 Pipe capped

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