Since Cath showed an example of the hard way to fix a funny pipe problem I decided an example of the “easy way” to fix funny pipe should be in order. In my version there’s no gluing or pvc or overachieving or looking really cool with primer.
Like Cath, I also recently had a “moment” where a piece of funny pipe met an awful fate. Actually it just got a little chewed up in one section, but we won’t go into the grisly details.
The Easy Funny Pipe Fix
2 funny pipe couplings
Short piece of funny pipe
Unlike Cath I decided to just make a joining connection between the two healthy sides. Why make life harder than it has to be?
The first and only tool I needed was my trusty pipe cutter. It seems to work on all plastic pipe and is a great addition to my growing toolbox.
Putting the couplings into the funny pipe is the hardest part. It takes some muscle and I found twisting helps.
Last I cut a piece of funny pipe the length from one set of barbs to the other. If you ever have to do this be sure to measure from the top of the barbs not the open ends. You’ll quickly realize what I mean if you cut it too short.
Then with more twisting and shoving and feeling like my back might break if I hovered over this hole for one more minute, I joined the funny pipe onto the connectors.
So with about $3 worth of connectors, a chunk of funny pipe from the Renovation Whisperer‘s garage, and five minutes of sweat, I had my sprinkler up and running again.
Who’s the sprinkler czar now Cath?!