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Old 08-17-2011, 11:07 PM
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Heres a pic I took today of a lateral. One would think that you would cut one piece of poly instead of 2.
was that just laying out of the ground

It could have had multiple nicks and the repairs were just continued on.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:03 AM
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How do YOU connect wires to the valves? Gold "platted" terminal strip?
They're called Dri-Splice... maybe you've heard of them!
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:28 AM
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was that just laying out of the ground

It could have had multiple nicks and the repairs were just continued on.
Yes,it is and I am surprised no made a comment on it being single clamped .
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:20 AM
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I typically double clamp- for laterals but I have done single clamps on straight runs- yet to see a probem

If it was a main line it would be a no no!

We use to triple otiker our ml's. However we switched of to 200 psi poly for our ml's a couple year back so we use hose clamps

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Old 08-18-2011, 03:13 AM
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Heres a pic I took today of a lateral. One would think that you would cut one piece of poly instead of 2.
I have done that more times than I have fingers to count, for what ever reason... a repair or becouse I screwed up whats the biggie hear
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:19 AM
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We use to triple otiker clamps

I bought 10,000 of these clamps in a ebay auction a few years ago for 25.00 I was the only bidder.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:41 AM
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I typically only use one clamp except on valves I use 2 on 3 on mains and 2 on elbows. Elbow are the only place I have seen single clamps be a problem.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:48 AM
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anyone notice okitier ( sp) ? clamps this yr seem to be weaker , cheaper? Ones that now come in a white bag instead of yellow.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:51 AM
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anyone notice okitier ( sp) ? clamps this yr seem to be weaker , cheaper? Ones that now come in a white bag instead of yellow.
Nope. But I have noticed that I've gotten immensely stronger; I keep popping clamps by over squeezing.

We've gone back to using the short handled crimpers over the long ones just to reduce the breakage; and subsequent issues with having to put new rings on fittings already inserted into pipe.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:00 AM
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I notice sometimes during crimping some clamps will spring back more than others but that might have something to do with the temp of the poly haveing just torched it
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