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Old 10-18-2007, 08:07 PM
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bad poly

today we rebuilt a system that was about 25-30 years old because for no reason at all every few weeks it would get a split in the pipe about 2"-3" long. this happened about 10 times this summer so i convinced the owner we need to rebuild this system becase its crazy to keep putting couplings all over the place. and no one was noticing this problem untill it washed out the hill because the owner is only at the house a few times a month. any one ever have this experiance?
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:11 PM
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End of service life..nickel dime clients forever..replace..start over.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:15 PM
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was it non nsf pipe?

Ive had some wicked brittle stuff in the ground..I mean It cracked when i gripped it....Im pretty sure it was old non nsf pipe..wicked cheap crap...we ripped it all up and put in good poly...
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:30 PM
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it wasn't brittle at all
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:31 PM
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it wasn't brittle at all

weird..what size 1 inch?
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:45 PM
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inch and a quarter
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:48 PM
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prob endot
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:29 PM
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inch and a quarter
Hey neighbor

Is this residential with 1 1/4 inch poly? Big property?

Anywho, are there signs that the break areas are old scorings/scratches from when the poly was pulled? Was the water pressure increased recently?

I know that some areas around us, the water pressure was boosted big time perhaps in an attempt to keep up with all the new houses going up.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:26 AM
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it didnt look like it was scored with anything it just poped and it is on a well not street water
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:21 AM
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Man o' man... need some pics. It's usually us pipe guys taking the hits here and would be nice to see poly take its place in the "occasionally goes bad" arena.
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