At PIPELINE Irrigation, we take extra effort to insure all Irrigation Mainline Repairs are performed correctly. First we shut off the irrigation system’s mainline water supply. This can be a meter out on the road, or a submersible well on the site. Then we open a valve or hose bib in order to let the water in the mainline drain out and down. This allows the system to be depressurized for working on.
Next, the mainline leak or break is carefully excavated and inspected for cracks or the source of the leak. Then the PVC pipe, fitting, or coupling is carefully cut out with a reciprocating saw or many times by hand. This is because there can be wiring or electrical directly underneath an irrigation mainline. So it’s always best to check beneath the mainline repair for other utilities and or wires. Once the defect is cut out, we then proceed with the repair.
For irrigation lines that are 2.5″-4″ we bevel all pipe ends to prevent short seating of the lines and couplings. We also use a stronger grade industrial PVC glue to make sure all connections are glued properly. And most importantly, we make sure all lines are lined up correctly and use thrust blocks. Thrust blocks help prevent the irrigation mainlines from moving around under heavy pressure from a submersible pump. If you suspect you have an irrigation mainline leak, call PIPELINE Irrigation to schedule today. 321-236-8090