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Old 08-12-2010, 09:19 AM
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I agree with AI.

Forget the 3/4 and go with 1".
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:19 AM
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I agree. I don't know why so many people think they HAVE to drop down a size or 2 when running laterals... Use one size and all your fittings are the same. All your doing when you drop down is creating more pressure loss...
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:30 PM
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I agree. I don't know why so many people think they HAVE to drop down a size or 2 when running laterals... Use one size and all your fittings are the same. All your doing when you drop down is creating more pressure loss...
I hope you are one of my competitors bidding on this commercial job I am looking at with all 2" valves and main.

Your going to have like 8,000 foot of 2" laterals on your bid.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:33 PM
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To be serious though, we dont go smaller than 1/2". Between my guys mis-sizing and stocking the trucks, and future expansion ability we opted years ago to use at least 3/4 and I cant say I mind it.

1/2" is just sort of chincy to me now.

Inventory and ordering pipe and everything is easier.

Once I looked at the hard savings on materials, the labor costs of jacking with the extra pipe size seemed to about even things out.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:16 PM
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To be serious though, we dont go smaller than 1/2". Between my guys mis-sizing and stocking the trucks, and future expansion ability we opted years ago to use at least 3/4 and I cant say I mind it.

1/2" is just sort of chincy to me now.

Inventory and ordering pipe and everything is easier.

Once I looked at the hard savings on materials, the labor costs of jacking with the extra pipe size seemed to about even things out.
Thats supposed to say we dont go smaller than 3/4. Must be the cerveza typing.
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