We got deluged with rain in northern Illinois today and my sump pump went
out. I got a replacement in just in time. However while I was working on it
I slammed the discharge pipe into the concrete wall and cracked the 45
degree elbow. I put duct tape on it until it got everything under control.
We are expecting more rain so I cut out the old elbow and put a new one in
and there was enough slack space to do that. However I noticed there was
some dried PVC cement on the end of the lower side and I scraped off what I
could with a razor and cleaned best I could. Is that going to be a problem
in the long run? It would not be that hard to do the job over when things
dry up a bit if that was a bad install.
On Fri, 22 Sep 2006 20:29:30 -0500, "Steven L Umbach"
I always keep a new small can of "wet n dry" around for these
emergencies. That is the blue stuff that sets up in a couple minutes.
It really doesn't keep all that well once you open it but having a new
can around is a lifresaver. Ii your "fix" was going to fail it usually
happens right away.
We use regular white PVC a lot around here for our well pumps and
fixing things in the dark and rain is not that unusual. Nothing ever
seems to break on a nice day but your boat.
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