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How to Repair PVC Using Compression Fittings

This can be used on either PVC or galvanized pipe. A compression fitting relies on pressure on a rubber seal to stop the leak. Cut out a section just big enough to allow the fitting to go on. Slip the compression ring and then the rubber ring over the pipe. Slide the fitting on and tighten the compression ring. No more leak. They have a number of advantages. Not needing cement means the pipe does not have to be completely dry to repair. If you are desperate you can repair the leak while the water is on. It does happen when water cut offs cannot be found.  They are quick to install and dependable. The primary disadvantage is they do not work for leaks at or near a fitting. For more information click HERE

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