Repair underground water pipe at T junction


Our main water line from pump/well to house broke just shy of a T junction (under an oak tree under main driveway!). What is the best way to fix this? We have thought of 1) internal insert, 2) cut out T and replace with larger T if such thing exists, 3) hire plumber. Any suggestions appreciated. katcan333
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

What kind of pipe is it? Is the tee fitting still good?
You can probably use repair couplings, or a coupling and a union, to splice in a new section of pipe.
Bob
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

That is a problem that is usually solved with a 'Dressler coupling'. It is a short tube with screw on caps containing gaskets on both ends. Cut out the broken portion, slide the Dressler on one of the pipes, fit the other in place, slide Dressler back in postion and tighten both caps.
Harry K
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