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Posted: 7/4/2012 9:34:31 AM EDT
Pool pipe busted over the winter, dealt with 5 pool companies who apparently have the collective IQ of under room temperature. So it was up to me. Dig out a new trench, cut through the concrete. Get to the through-the-wall pipe and find that the stupid son of a bitch is galvanized steel! Yep, completely rusted through! So instead of just running a new line I need to figure out how to get through a concrete wall and pull out iron pipe and put a new fitting into place, something above my current pay grade.

Anyone have an idea on how to fix this? The steel is shot so it is not like I can just adapt the PVC to the steel and call it good.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:35:53 AM EDT

Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:36:58 AM EDT
Burn the house down and start over.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:37:56 AM EDT
1st world problems?
 
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:40:13 AM EDT
Should be easy enough.  Rent a chipping hammer, drill out the iron pipe, replace with PVC pipe, grout it in with hydraulic cement, join the old pipe with a compression coupler.  Drink beers.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:40:48 AM EDT

Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:40:49 AM EDT
What is on the other side of the concrete wall? Pound the old pipe back and forth to loosen it up and get some clearance, use a double chinese finger on one end and attach plastic pipe to the steel and another GOOD chinese finger on the other side attached to a tractor or 4x4 to carefully pull the old steel out and run the new plastic pipe out to the pool.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:41:06 AM EDT
C4?
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:41:48 AM EDT
What is the wall for?  

Pics?

Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:42:02 AM EDT


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problem solved
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:43:24 AM EDT
I built pools for 6 years in SoCal after I got out of school. I have done many remodels, repairs just like you described.
To do this correctly, you will need to jackhammer out the old pipes(plural on purpose because you should do them all at this point) and replace everthing.
You will then need to have a gunite crew come out and patch the holes. Then a plaster crew to replaster the inside of the pool.
Have you contacted your insurance company?
On the bright side, you will have a new pool when done.
IM me if you nwant to contact me with questions. I am a better talker than typer.-Art
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:53:57 AM EDT
Selling the house, so NFW am I doing a whole redo. Already got quotes for that, way too much that I will not recoup on the sale. I just need this one pipe fixed, the other one was done a few years back.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 9:57:17 AM EDT
Man, not sure about building code up in NY? But this stuff is your best friend down here where I'm at. I re-plumbed my rent house with it (built in 1949)....damn sure easier than replacing galvanized pipe.
That and copper is what's in my current house, which is 6 years old now...
Pex
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 10:02:43 AM EDT
Is there any way you can run the PVC pipe through the piece of steel pipe?
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 10:05:44 AM EDT
Fill pool w dirt, cover w grass seed, mow.


I hate pools.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 10:07:56 AM EDT
I love my pool, but fortunately all my plumbing is PVC.

I'm sorry I can't advise you an easy way to fix your problem OP.  You're probably going to have to break the wall of that (concrete?) pool to get that pipe out, and have it refinished.  I'd let the pros do that if I were you.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 10:57:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2012 11:00:51 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
Picture might help?
Are you saying that the pipe (also, what size pipe?) , where it runs through into the house, is damaged?  And you don't know how to cut into your concrete basement/foundation wall?





 
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 11:14:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/4/2012 11:15:51 AM EDT by Waveform]
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 11:22:17 AM EDT
I'm going with Twisted10 on this one, to fucking hot for that shit.


Originally Posted By Twisted10:


Fill pool w dirt, cover w grass seed, mow.






I hate pools.






 
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 11:30:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DougR:
Should be easy enough.  Rent a chipping hammer, drill out the iron pipe, replace with PVC pipe, grout it in with hydraulic cement, join the old pipe with a compression coupler.  Drink beers.


+1 this guy nailed it
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 11:44:49 AM EDT
Which pipe is is? Skimmer? Main drain? Vacuum? Return?

What's the ID" of it?

I've seen (and can describe) some pretty gangster pool fixes, that have lasted a long time.
Link Posted: 7/4/2012 5:10:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jbrowning22:
Which pipe is is? Skimmer? Main drain? Vacuum? Return?

What's the ID" of it?

I've seen (and can describe) some pretty gangster pool fixes, that have lasted a long time.


Return line, 2".

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