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Old June 11th 06, 02:44 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
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Yesterday while digging next to my pond in order to put in a plant I
accidentally put a hole in the top of the plastic water pipe going from the
skimmer to the top of the waterfall. Water bubbled out. The waterfall
still works fine but I expect that I am losing water and water here is very
expensive.

I think the hole is about 1/2 inch square. The water was muddy and I
couldn't see it.

Can anyone tell me how it can repaired without tearing the pipe out of the
ground? It is a 3" flexible plastic pipe. Surely it can be plugged
somehow.

PLEASE!!!!

Pixi


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Old June 11th 06, 03:26 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
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Try cutting the hose at the tear and inserting another piece of the same
flexible hose inside of the torn one then use metal clamps at each end.
Tighten well. I used this method to add length to my waterfall hose.
So far no leaks..
Elaine
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Yesterday while digging next to my pond in order to put in a plant I
accidentally put a hole in the top of the plastic water pipe going from
the skimmer to the top of the waterfall. Water bubbled out. The
waterfall still works fine but I expect that I am losing water and water
here is very expensive.

I think the hole is about 1/2 inch square. The water was muddy and I
couldn't see it.

Can anyone tell me how it can repaired without tearing the pipe out of the
ground? It is a 3" flexible plastic pipe. Surely it can be plugged
somehow.

PLEASE!!!!

Pixi



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Old June 11th 06, 06:21 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
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Default Hole in Water Pipe

Thank you. I thought of a possible different method. Thought if I let the
pipe dry out, clean the outer surface and patch it with a pond liner patch
and then cover it with dirt and a stone. Should help a bit.

Thanks again. Pixi


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Try cutting the hose at the tear and inserting another piece of the same
flexible hose inside of the torn one then use metal clamps at each end.
Tighten well. I used this method to add length to my waterfall hose.
So far no leaks..
Elaine
"pixi" wrote in message
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Yesterday while digging next to my pond in order to put in a plant I
accidentally put a hole in the top of the plastic water pipe going from
the skimmer to the top of the waterfall. Water bubbled out. The
waterfall still works fine but I expect that I am losing water and water
here is very expensive.

I think the hole is about 1/2 inch square. The water was muddy and I
couldn't see it.

Can anyone tell me how it can repaired without tearing the pipe out of
the ground? It is a 3" flexible plastic pipe. Surely it can be plugged
somehow.

PLEASE!!!!

Pixi





 




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