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Some contractors broke my irrigation system and I'm in the process of repairing it. One of the connections to a PVC 4-way junction had a piece of schedule-40 PVC broken off inside it. As luck would have it, this is the inlet from the source.

As near as I can tell, there is no way to reuse the junction and it must be cut out of all the other splices and reconnected in those branches as well. Am I wrong, can it be reused? And if so, how?

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    unless that octogon part unscrews I suspect that you are right, – Jasen Aug 4 at 1:53
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You can try filing the broken piece out with a Dremel tool with a sanding drum attachment but I've had little luck doing that. You're better off just cutting out the junction and installing a new one with three repair sleeves. Good luck.

  • While you have this dug out, install a plastic irrigation valve box around this instead of backfilling with dirt again. – Dotes Aug 4 at 23:37

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