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Thread: 66" / 158,000 gal. / min. Broken Water Main

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    Default 66" / 158,000 gal. / min. Broken Water Main

    I would guess most of you have seen this but...

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081223/...ter_main_break

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    I was wondering the pipe size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsotall View Post
    I was wondering the pipe size.
    I think remembering someone saying it was a 60" main

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    66" (5' 6") and 158,000 gpm. In 20* weather.
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    CAUTION, as of Nov 12 2013 all YouTube videos showing how to rebuild a Clack valve have an error in them that can cause damage.

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    tell us...what size softener do they need for that SFR...with 12 GPG hardness...

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    would that be considered a Large leak?

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    Not sure but...maybe they could use that tape stuff to make a temporary repair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cass View Post
    tell us...what size softener do they need for that SFR...with 12 GPG hardness...
    About as big as that orange fuel tank for the shuttle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Slusser View Post
    About as big as that orange fuel tank for the shuttle.
    Great Answer!

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    How about some of that mighty putty reinforced with duct tape.

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    Sounds like the plan!




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