(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Broken well pipe

  1. #1

    Default Broken well pipe

    yesterday i put a coupling on my well system pipe coming out of the ground to connect the header. It was leaking so i gave it a 1/4 turn but to my dismay about 1/2 of the threads from the pipe in the ground broke off inside of the coupling leaving me with some threads left. Can i put on another coupling to the threads that are still there because i really don't want to dig the pipe out or what can i do?. please help i am new at this. thank you for your insight.

  2. #2
    Master Plumber nhmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    S. Maine
    Posts
    2,039

    Default

    Nope, the theads are tapered. It's shovel time.

  3. #3

    Default

    i can't just rethread the pipe?

  4. #4
    Moderator valveman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Lubbock, Texas
    Posts
    4,156

    Default

    Rethreading will get the taper right. If you can get a new coupling to start, tighten up, and not leak, that is the main thing.

  5. #5
    Porky Cutter,MGWC Porky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Posts
    727

    Default Keep it simple (KISS)

    Again, Valveman is right. If you can screw on a new coupling and it doesn't leak you're good to go.

    An option may be to use a "Dresser Coupling" http://www.dresser.com. You are there, only you know what's best for your application!

    Porky

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •