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matt spinniken
10-04-2011, 08:06 AM
My shop is starting to drowned in scrap pieces of pipe. We only need so many 50 ft pieces for service, does anyone recycle poly pipe or have any other uses for it? My crews are careful to not waste pipe but each install has a few pieces left over, and now I have thousands of feet of small pieces.

Sprinkus
10-04-2011, 08:18 AM
Make a PVC tree!

http://www.galleryske.com/SudarshanShetty/MattressFactory/Images/04.jpg

Here's a link of other neat stuff you can do with it.
http://www.pvcworkshop.com/SubmittedProjects.htm

DanaMac
10-04-2011, 08:21 AM
If they are 50' or so, why can't they be reused? At least on most residentials, that would be almost enough between 3 rotor heads (spaced 25-27 feet), and 4-5 spray heads (spaced 10-15 feet). Seems those are perfectly good pieces to still use.

mitchgo
10-04-2011, 08:34 AM
Ya. Time to use some couplers on the lateral lines. For. Us I say at the end of thatyear. Inventory there will be 50 to 100 feet ot scrap pieces of Pvc and poly.
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DanaMac
10-04-2011, 08:44 AM
Tell your employees that their bonus is in the giant heap of pipe. Use the pipe!!

matt spinniken
10-04-2011, 09:13 AM
Couplings...genius. I can't believe I did'nt think of that. The bonus idea is a great one two, my guys are going to be excited! :)

DanaMac
10-04-2011, 09:23 AM
Do you trench or pull? I wouldn't pull with a coupler in place, unless it is triple clamped. I would use it in between heads and tees. Or from an inline tee (IxIxF) to an end ell. (IxF)

Wet_Boots
10-04-2011, 11:14 AM
You can melt down the stub ends and make candles :)

matt spinniken
10-04-2011, 02:46 PM
We pull in our pipe, I was thinking of using the bigger pieces for hand digging areas. We are working on a install now that is mostly hand digging. It does make me nervous to pull in pipe with couplings.

greenmonster304
10-04-2011, 05:27 PM
I wouldn't say I do it all the time but I do pull coupled poly. I have never had problem. I run a 2" trailing bullet so there is plenty of room for the clamps to pass.
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jvanvliet
10-04-2011, 05:34 PM
I wouldn't say I do it all the time but I do pull coupled poly. I have never had problem. I run a 2" trailing bullet so there is plenty of room for the clamps to pass.
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You got a lot of faith in the couplers & clamps.

AI Inc
10-04-2011, 05:40 PM
I use 50 ' for feeds to zones from valves. Or from one head to the next and instead of using a saddle , use an inline .

Wet_Boots
10-04-2011, 08:49 PM
Roll up ends of poly rolls and put them in the service vehicles.

irritation
10-04-2011, 09:09 PM
Throw the crap in the dumpster and try not to worry about it.:usflag:

Kiril
10-04-2011, 09:30 PM
Throw the crap in the dumpster and try not to worry about it.:usflag:

Typical ......... :hammerhead:

Wet_Boots
10-04-2011, 09:38 PM
we're telling Al Gore on you :p

THEGOLDPRO
10-04-2011, 10:00 PM
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FIMCO-MEISTER
10-05-2011, 09:36 AM
Throw the crap in the dumpster and try not to worry about it.:usflag:

What I did. If it didn't have a bell and was less than 2' then a dumpster we will go.

Mike Leary
10-05-2011, 10:57 AM
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http://www.spudgun.com/images/taterday6.JPG
http://www.spudzooka.net/SpudZooka/images/Photo_Page/SPUDCA1.jpg
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Those must be handy for slow pays. :rolleyes:

Wet_Boots
10-05-2011, 11:01 AM
What I did. If it didn't have a bell and was less than 2' then a dumpster we will go.build manifolds with those :p