Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Is this for a yard sprinkling system? Or on paid city water.
If on free water there are several things you can do. If it is a very small leak just forget it.
If you can get the joint area dry then epoxy may work.
It does not look like it would be much more, if any more, work to do the digging and repair the threaded fitting properly.
I have one place in my yard where a sprinkler pipe has become cracked. It is in what is now a very difficult place to work in because in 35 years tree roots have really hemmed it it. I solved the problem by encasing it in concrete. That would not be practicable for what you are showing.
I once repaired the entrance line for my city water with an inner tube, stainless steel clamps and silicone seal. When I moved from that place 7 years later it was still holding.