The trench has been dug to 750cm (the garden is looking like something from the first world war..) and the 100 year old steel pipe is now accessible.
My problem is how to connect the mdpe to the steel pipe? I am hoping there is an easier alternative that to, cut the pipe, cut a new thread and then make the connection.
The reason I can't just dispense with the steel altogether is that it enters the house and in embedded in a concrete floor. I have no desire to rip it all up. I'd rather just make the connection, outside the back door where the pipe enters the house.
Is there an easier way? I haven't used a tap / die set since I was 14 years old (over 25 years ago at school), so I am not keen to practise now...