Crack Rite – Crack Stix

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I purchased a bucket (150 feet) of crack stix from a random website ($30?).

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All you need is a clean crack, which I pressure washed, and some crack stix, which is wrapped in plastic and you can rip apart in strips.

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I pushed in the flexible crack stix and then applied fire.  It melts down and in 20 minutes can have traffic.

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It actually worked really well.  I will have to see how it lasts.

Flojet air leak – Again with a MEP1 help update


Today my flojet air hose was cracked again.  I guess I am tightening this to tight?  Well, I decided to try MEP1’s idea about using 3/8″ i.d. hose alone with 1/2″ i.d. about 1″ of each kind.


Sliding this on is fairly easy.


I put the barb in then tried to put the 1/2″ i.d. hose onto the setup.  I could not get the 1/2″ to go all the way on (because of the barb) but I just trimmed the excess off with a razor blade.  Then I put a hose clamp on and I was done.  Thanks to MEP1 for the suggestion.

Why PVC is not always a great idea?


I had to replace the 1/2″ schedule 80 pvc elbow with a metal street elbow today, because of a small leak.  I am going to replace the solenoid later so I did not replace all the pvc for now.  I guess the weep solenoid (sprinkler system solenoid) may have worn out the pvc (from cutting on and off) and caused a small crack.


I also installed the last Flojet pump.  Now I just need to put the last 2 Flojet pumps online.