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Old 08-30-2013, 12:08 AM
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Just my .02 cents but it seems like a slip fix is direct burial where as a union you would want in a box so it is accessible for any reason in the future.
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:17 AM
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I know some Swimming pool hacks that just heat up the pipe and stretch it haha, horrible idea.
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:58 AM
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I know some Swimming pool hacks that just heat up the pipe and stretch it haha, horrible idea.
As opposed to irrigation hacks?
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:09 AM
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As opposed to irrigation hacks?
Or plumber hacks? Or lawnboy hacks?
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:44 PM
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I've used slip-fixes since the beginning. Never had a problem and they can save a lot of time. Using a union for a repair never crossed my mind. I think NIBCO was the first to come out with them and are my choice but Spears and the King Brothers (KBI) have come out with cheaper versions that the distributors like to stock.
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Old 09-16-2013, 04:06 PM
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love me some slip fix, use them all the time. however, I try to not use them if I can on a main, though I have many times. I have never had one fail, installed fully extended. I have found there is a great dif in overall length between dif brands, so I have extra short ones for those hard to fit and repair areas. spears I think, but cant remember which is which
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:45 PM
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love me some slip fix, use them all the time. however, I try to not use them if I can on a main, though I have many times. I have never had one fail, installed fully extended. I have found there is a great dif in overall length between dif brands, so I have extra short ones for those hard to fit and repair areas. spears I think, but cant remember which is which
I like using two unions to make a repair on PVC mainline, in fact I did it today to install a tee for extending the 2" main for more zones.

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Old 09-17-2013, 08:25 PM
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I just don't like unions much is all, but I can understand the appeal for sure.

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Old 09-27-2013, 09:47 AM
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Slip-Fix on laterals, fix the pipe on the main (usually do 4 90's or 4 45's or dig and use a couple of couplers). I don't typically use unions except for larger valves (1.5" and up) or occasionally for a backflow.
Just wondering how you're using four 45's?
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:52 AM
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Just wondering how you're using four 45's?
The same way you use 4 - 90's. it just takes a little finess.
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