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Old 12-26-2008, 11:35 AM
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Being pvc guys, we hardly ever use saddles, but I had a planting bed that was super curvey & had to use poly. I found some brass saddles at a ag supply house that had cork gaskets & stainless nuts and bolts; they are still in service twenty years later.
Wasn't that back around the time when the Model T first hit the market?
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:57 AM
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Wasn't that back around the time when the Model T first hit the market?
Yup, anytime I could use brass and copper, I celebrated it!
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:05 PM
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Old school here, poly fittings and oetiker clamps for me, try and true.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:55 PM
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Always have used poly & Blazing saddles - don't know why you would use the saddle clamps, seems like a lot more work to me.
I always flush lines before installing any saddles etc. haven't had any problems yet. 1", 1 1/4", & 1 1/2".

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Old 12-27-2008, 10:59 PM
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:13 PM
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:17 PM
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:24 AM
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Being pvc guys, we hardly ever use saddles, but I had a planting bed that was super curvey & had to use poly. I found some brass saddles at a ag supply house that had cork gaskets & stainless nuts and bolts; they are still in service twenty years later.
You need to give snap saddles a try. Glue on saddles are gods gift to true instigators. Not to mention that they make great band-aides too. I've gone behind the tree fert guy and glued on saddle after saddle where they didn't punch clean through, only perf'd the top of the pipe. Saved me time and the customer money. Also made more because I charged a better markup for the saddles. A 1" snap saddle glued onto a 1.5" main to take a new valve beats cutting the mainline, hands down. If the main is deep enough, you can install a 1" PVC ball valve prior to the new globe angle valve and not tap the main until the shut off is in place I've also glue'd in the MA, installed the globe angle and then opened the valve up to drill the main. Then re-assemble and the valve will shut off the water. It seems like a lot of hoops, but waiting for a large mainline to drain down is a real pita. Especially in the summer when your already working can to can't.
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Where I work, we are are one of the few in the area that we mostly use poly and blazzing saddles.

I'm curious to know if any companies out there use poly and blazzing saddles for their installs
I have been using poly with the "blazing saddles " Brand saddles for 4 years now with no problems at all and much faster than barb and crimping.

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Old 02-02-2009, 11:10 AM
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I have been using poly with the "blazing saddles " Brand saddles for 4 years now with no problems at all and much faster than barb and crimping.

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But faster doesn't equate to reliability. How well do they work? Any problems to report? Breakage? Flow restrictions? Leakage?
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