Underground supply pipe leak

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by beefster, 14 Apr 2016.

  1. beefster

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    I did ask the question Tony. Was told not required. I am No expert obviously otherwise I would not seek help on here.
    Copper olives yes.
    It is a temp fix in the garden underground untill it gets dry enough to get a trench dug for replacment of the whole length.
    Take your point re inserts on board though. Makes sense.
     
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    beefster, Why bother with repairs. I would dig the trench for a new MDPE supply.
    Call the utility.
    Prepare the installation, and install the pipe.
    After the connection you can abandon the old (probably 3/4" alkathene) pipe and make any tee'ing off's required in the new MDPE.
     
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    Its not thick external water supply pipe.

    But a thin plastic pipe similar to the old Acorn.
     
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    The cheap Alky was also thin wall. It was phased out in the 1970's.
     
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    If you have a house, should there be original supply from street to house? I find it odd having plastic / glue joint connected straight onto house supply without any stopcock or similar?

    With glued joint? Don't think so.

    Not really, still going as Durapipe.

    Op, I know it been fixed, just in case it doesn't work, you can get fitting for this type of pipe, as it sound like Durapipe.

    Daniel.
     
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