I've got to make a repair to my pool's skimmer line. I've dug out
under the slab and seen the damage. It's broken at the threaded
connection to the basket. I'm going to have to cut the line and
replace the connection.
Here's my question: short of digging out a lengthy section of pipe to
free the line up, how do I make the final connection between glued
pieces? I can glue everything up but when it comes to tying in that
last joint, I'm worried I'll end up breaking something in the process.
I've considered using a threaded joint (something similar to the
connection used for under-sink plumbing) but I can't find any SCH 40
PVC connection like that.
I don't have any suggestions since I cannot see the problem, but I will
make one related suggestion.
Be very careful when working under an unsupported concrete slab. A few
years ago, there was a kid working for a fly-by-night pool company doing
something similar when the slab cracked over him and crushed him
underneath, killing him.
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