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Old 01-27-2014, 01:19 PM
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I pulled 400' of 2" sch 40 and decoder wire with my 360 using a Chinese grip
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:09 PM
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I would suggest that you look up the DCD company in Canada. We have been pulling in pipe for 20 years and have tried all of the above mentioned (minus homemade) pulling fingers but this one has been the most successful. The DCD finger is similar to the King Grip in style, but is spring loaded, so no tools (hammer, wrench, shovel) are required to disconnect the finger.
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:26 PM
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What would be a great length of pipe? How far (in a straight line) can one realistically pull?
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Never pulled pipe is why I ask
ya, 300 ft or more.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:20 PM
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ya, 300 ft or more.
That's a football field in length. The friction on the pipe must be tremendous. I can imagine straight pulls but find it hard to imagine the stress of a turn.

You notice that the plow in my threads have risers and are placed rather than pulled to accommodate them. Everything is regional and or situational.
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:32 PM
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Residentials of less than an acre don't have need of long pulls. One value of pulling poly is an ability to avoid tree roots, even at the expense of longer runs. With Ye Olde Pipe Piper, a guy might stop and start his pulls at head locations, with a length based on soil conditions.

One question for the OP is about pulling pipe in Florida, since most everything I've seen down there is trenched.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:15 PM
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It's plenty strong. You pin the pvc pipe with a long bolt thru the hole you drilled thru the grip and the pipe. Its usually good for a 100' + run of pipe.
I can't believe you would do that. You are pulling on the small hole drilled... plus the time it takes.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:36 PM
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That's a football field in length. The friction on the pipe must be tremendous. I can imagine straight pulls but find it hard to imagine the stress of a turn.

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If you have a trailing bullet that is at least half again as big as the diameter of the pipe you are pulling it makes a void underground and the friction is very little. You can actually pull the pipe back and fourth with your hand when you are done. If it is in clay or loam soils the bullet acts much like a boring missile by compacting the surrounding soil.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:27 PM
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I've never used a trailing bullet, just the one on the blade. I don't like a long distance from the blade to the pipe and is why I don't like chinese fingers plus I think they wear out fast. A king grip should last many years with very little maintenance.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:34 PM
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I've never used a trailing bullet, just the one on the blade. I don't like a long distance from the blade to the pipe and is why I don't like chinese fingers plus I think they wear out fast. A king grip should last many years with very little maintenance.
What size pipe are you pulling?
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:43 PM
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1" mostly but I have all sizes of king grips.
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