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Old 07-14-2010, 10:07 PM
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Make certain you single-clamp poly pipe over the barbs, and not on the smooth shoulder of the fitting.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:31 PM
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Keep on keepin' on! May you always be crankier than your back.
What the thuck is fat supposed to mean?!
Quit messin' with me unintentionally on purpose!
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:36 PM
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Is that green poly? Never saw anything but black poly.

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Had to hammer the barbs in and the ring clamp thing is kinda cool.
No need to hammer. Just a few seconds from a propane or MAPP gas torch INSIDE the poly end. Then the barb fittings will slide in easier by hand. Crimp-clamp it and you are done. Don't over cook the poly or it will be no good.

And I do not wanna hear it from any one that the torch heat is damaging the poly. It just is not damaging at all.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:40 PM
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Is that green poly? Never saw anything but black poly.
See quite a bit of it here. One company in particular used to use it all the time. I think it might be rated for 200 psi if I recall correctly.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:43 PM
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Regional thing maybe?

Actually, I kinda like the color. More peaceful to look at while working.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:47 PM
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Green poly scares me. I recall an old nightmare of a system with green poly pipe. Green all the way through, and it would split "crosswise" instead of in the usual way.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:08 AM
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No need to hammer. Just a few seconds from a propane or MAPP gas torch INSIDE the poly end. Then the barb fittings will slide in easier by hand. Crimp-clamp it and you are done. Don't over cook the poly or it will be no good.

And I do not wanna hear it from any one that the torch heat is damaging the poly. It just is not damaging at all.
That would take forever to heat every end that a fitting is going in...why would you do that? Just a few taps with the crimpers puts the fitting right where it needs to be. That seems like an added expense and waste of time IMO
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:41 AM
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That would take forever to heat every end that a fitting is going in...why would you do that? Just a few taps with the crimpers puts the fitting right where it needs to be. That seems like an added expense and waste of time IMO
Do you install poly?

I guarantee that anyone who uses a torch with poly will install poly insert fittings much faster than you will. And their hands won't ache likes yours will by wrestling with couplers and tees. Plus, they won't crack any fittings.

If you've ever tried it, you'd understand.

Not opinion - FACT.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:02 AM
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That would take forever to heat every end that a fitting is going in...why would you do that? Just a few taps with the crimpers puts the fitting right where it needs to be. That seems like an added expense and waste of time IMO
Try a little tap on 1 1/2" or 2" poly with your crimpers in early spring, or late fall.. I'll be in, out and done with my hair dryer or my torch.

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Old 07-15-2010, 05:26 AM
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Do you install poly?

I guarantee that anyone who uses a torch with poly will install poly insert fittings much faster than you will. And their hands won't ache likes yours will by wrestling with couplers and tees. Plus, they won't crack any fittings.

If you've ever tried it, you'd understand.

Not opinion - FACT.
True, maybe over 90 degree heat not so important.All other times . a torch in the plumbing bucket. More so with repairs when pipe has water in it.
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