Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think we still have the insert tool to punch the hole for saddles.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Punch? Mais non, monsieur! You use the blowtorch and the "branding iron"

    PVC took a slightly different saddle tee for the smaller sizes, with the poly tee squishing the poly a little, and the PVC tee conforming to the pipe.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Boots would have done well in the old west.

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  4. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    PVC snap tee's are great, I remember hammering pipe into tee's on pulled systems.
    Plastic poly saddles suck, the slightest root intrusion knocked them loose and they leak.
     
  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    if we water the deck maybe it will grow.

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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sometimes, a different perspective can be downright refreshing

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  7. Is that your doing Boots? Most professional looking hack job I've seen in a while. The nipple had to be force threaded into the faucet. No way those are IPS threads.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

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    Are you kidding?!! Like I don't have brass adapters for garden-hose threads. :hammerhead:
     
  9. Sorry didn't mean to insult you. It looked like sch 80 gray nipple to me.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

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    I know of a system that was installed that way on a frostproof building hydrant, which did have 1-inch standard pipe threads to connect to, once you removed the works.
     

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