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 1/2 inch pvc broken Flush at cement
Author: Ffordre4 (FL)

I have a broken pipe, which broke flush with the cement. Sierramike in CA said he bought an insert which just sticks in broken end and same thing sticks out to continue the connection. Does anybody know what these are called?

Totally frustrated.

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 Re: 1/2 inch pvc broken Flush at cement
Author: sum (FL)

It is called an internal coupling.

Don't know if it's made for a 1/2" PVC and if one is available will most likely restrict flow.

I recommend to take a chisel and carefully break the concrete around the pipe and repair it probably need to install something to prevent future breakage like some sort of a collar fastened to the concrete.

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 Re: 1/2 inch pvc broken Flush at cement
Author: steve (CA)

A 1/2" internal x external coupling( referred to as an extender) is available. The only internal x internal couplings I see are "furniture grade" and don't know how they would hold up with pressure.
Spears #S0301-05

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 Re: 1/2 inch pvc broken Flush at cement
Author: bernabeu (SC)

the male end is NOT tapered and therefor can not be solvent welded but merely glued resulting in a poor joint which may, OR MAY NOT, hold up over time


said fitting will act as a restriction in the piping


"Measure Twice & Cut Once" - Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638

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 Re: 1/2 inch pvc broken Flush at cement
Author: bsipps (PA)

I would do as sum suggested,chip out the concrete around the pipe and inspect it to make sure it did not crack inside the concrete if it’s all good then a pvc coupling can be used to repair section that snapped off

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