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    Patching Schedule 40 1/2" PVC pipe

    I use a lot of Schedule 40 1/2" PVC pipe in my irrigation system. The pipe is buried in rocky soil and my shovel seems to always find some of it. The resulting gash makes a tedious job that much worse as I dig out the section of damaged pipe and repair it with two couplers and a new length of pipe. This task strongly motivated me to find a better way to repair at least small gashes. Turns out it can be done with Schedule 40 3/4" PVC pipe. No special tools needed.

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    Thanks Rick! We've added your PVC Pipe Patching Method to our Miscellaneous category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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