Salam & hi,
this morning, i thought my water supply was cut by the water local authority here. i have paid this month bill so what was the matter? no water for shower! i suppose to be very angry, but Alhamdulillah, managed to control my temper. want to know why? somebody has stepped on my main pvc water pipe, and just look at the picture below, its broken!! my maid accused my son of doing it, my son denied, and accused her instead and dadadada...i dont want to know who is lying...my main concern, this need to be fixed. as what i posted in my FB, fault finding is wasteful. so, lets see how i fixed it.
|the 'victim'. that is the main water inlet pipe.|
|look at the red line pipe. the water inlet came from inside of my house,|
going out through the usage meter .
the blue line of pipe is for the house water usage. the parts involved was the red line pipe.
pls ignore the yellow line.
|my fixing work started with the point of the red arrow|
|taken out the defected parts. how artistic!|
i cant recall who was the previous contractor
but this crooked pipe connection is unacceptably & unprofessionally done!
|i used this to replace it, a flexible pvc hose. not as flexible like a rubber hose |
and not so hard as the normal hollow straight pvc pipe. this is just nice for me.
|i used a pair of tightener/lock (black color) for the flexible hose pipe|
3 sockets (sized half inches) and L joint socket (some call it elbow)
|check the tightener. it must consist of 4 parts, |
the rubber and the white thing are very important.
|apply all socket with white tape as shown in the pic|
PART A - CHANGING THE WATER INLET PIPE
|replace it with the new one. look at the water. |
you can imagine how strong my house water pressure is
|since that the new stop-cock is working, turn off the tap. |
now put on the socket to connect the stopcock and the L socket
|insert and push it inside. this is to block the water from coming out. there shouldnt be any space |
else you will have a hard time with the water spurs out from the connection made.
(that was what happened to me)
|the same thing, make sure the rubber bend is inserted tightly |
and nicely inside the front receiver. make sure the 2nd edge for the same hose goes deep inside (maximum) and tighten them all
|this is how it should looked like|
|look at the red lines...that is where the flexible pvc lies. less items used.|
|turn on the stop-cock tap. WALLA! it worked. you can see the meter pressure readings. its functioning.|
ALhamdulillah, i am satisfied with the work done, and we got our water supply as soon as the pipe was fixed. everybody is happy, especially my maid ;)