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Old 04-30-2011, 02:26 PM
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If you can stuff a dozen valves in a rectangular box, you won't need mainlines
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:15 PM
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I think I could redo this for free and still make $ on the scrap brass.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:22 PM
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we love brass saddle tees
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:32 PM
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Ditto.......
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:40 PM
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There was something enjoyable about brass saddle tee connections on poly, when you heat up the little burning tool to melt the outlet hole in the pipe.
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:53 PM
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The whole fitting was brass, nuts and bolts included. Cool cork gasket. Never had one break, it was a eastern WA AG supplier that turned me on to them, my boys on the west side of Washington State had never heard of them.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:13 PM
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The whole fitting was brass, nuts and bolts included. Cool cork gasket. Never had one break, it was a eastern WA AG supplier that turned me on to them, my boys on the west side of Washington State had never heard of them.
They were very popular around here a while back but I have dug up some that failed because they had regular steel bolts.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:14 PM
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No nuts. The brass contained the female threads. Stainless steel machine screws were all we ever saw. Some of the oldest ones with brass screws had the screws corrode and break.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:18 PM
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No nuts. The brass contained the female threads. Stainless steel machine screws were all we ever saw. Some of the oldest ones with brass screws had the screws corrode and break.
You're right, now that I flog my brain. Brass screws were used.
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:19 PM
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The biggest knock on saddle tees wasn't the fitting itself. It was that the hole you melted could present a weak point in poly pipe that had been stretched when it was pulled, and later on become the point where the hole turns into a break.
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