I have my pipe in the ditch. I have a hole in the block foudation of
the cral space. The hole is not much below grade. I have a 1 1/4 inch
pipe through the hole to run the pipe through but the problem is that
when the pipe goes up out of the ditch it "sticks" out not much above
grade if that makes sense. Should I only use poly in the ditch then
use pvc with a 90 up through the block foundation and into the
Also, I have steel fittings I am using as that is all the store had.
Is there a quick way to make them rust resistant?
Any help is appreciated!
Use whatever the hell it takes to get the job done. Damn, dude. You spend five
hours asking how to do a one-hour repair. Repeatedly.
Ever heard of paint? Did it occur to you to go to a _different_ store and get
plastic or brass fittings instead? Did it occur to you that any steel fitting
DESIGNED FOR CONTACT WITH WATER just possibly might ALREADY HAVE a
rust-resistant coating? (Hint: that's how you tell the difference between
steel gas pipe and water pipe.)
Stryped, the best and smartest thing you could do for yourself would be to buy
a copy of the Reader's Digest Complete Do-it-Yourself Manual, and read it
cover to cover.
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No, I'm confused. A picture would probably help a lot. Post one
using space your isp gives you or at one of those free photo sites.
Also need to know where you are geographically, depth won't matter in
miami but sure as hell will in montana.
Unless there's something far different than what I'm imagining, you
should run the hole thru the foundation wall under grade and come up
inside instead of outside (assuming this is water, not gas). Else't
you're going to have a freeze problem.
The ditch is deep enough to satisfy local codes on both frost line and
hazard protection, right? I thought so...
If I am understanding what you obviously don't, you are trying to
roll the plastic up out of the ditch in too tight of a curve. God
makes right angle fittings that work well with the pipe. Once you
are into the crawl space, install an el and bring the pipe up
where you need it. It would be a good place to change to whatever
material you will be using inside. I would install a shut off
outside below frost line that would let you isolate the garage if
need be. It might be nice to be able to drain the garage lines if
things are prone to freezing.
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
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