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Old 01-31-2013, 06:17 AM
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Homeowner Had a leak for a long time before they dealt with it. No Water Surfacing

This area is known for the housing contractor installed and buried PRV's . Prior to this prv were at about 170 psi.

I've been in this area a bunch for failed prv's.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:43 AM
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Homeowner was insisting he had a leak in the sprinkler system..

I Isolated it to his hot water system - Oh row! Time to get the plumber out.
Seen plenty of them, nails, mice, squirrels and in Paisley Or once it was dogs. Sometimes water hammer but mainly animal caused.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:29 AM
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Then...

I See this!! lol Water is shooting up directly from the trunk ( I know the pic doesn't show it too well )

At this point I didn't even bother trying to dig this up ( + I did my duty free already ) I showed him this and gave him a proposal for a re-route.
How the hell could anyone miss that?
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:25 PM
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How the hell could anyone miss that?
It exploded while i was there. Hence my gpm check
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:52 PM
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It exploded while i was there. Hence my gpm check
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:27 PM
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Weenie clamps on that poly pipe connection.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:58 PM
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hose clamps are finnee. Ford packs aren't always the easiest in a deep hole
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:18 PM
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The hose clamps were fine, rotated as they were. I prolly spent more time looking in a hole trying to figure my course of action, than actually repairing it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:26 PM
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Better strap clamps than worm gear clamps. Ideal made one model of worm gear clamp that had some agency approvals for the state-of-the-art-at-the-time 160 psi poly.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:34 AM
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Better strap clamps than worm gear clamps. Ideal made one model of worm gear clamp that had some agency approvals for the state-of-the-art-at-the-time 160 psi poly.
If it's better, and within a reasonable cost range i'm all for it. Links?

So Far I'm absolutely 50/50 with brass barbed inserts with 2 or 3 ss hose clamps or ford pack joints. I've had 100% sucesss with both and to with my knowledge none of my fittings on both haven't leaked.
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