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Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

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

  1. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    I cut it out today and repaired it as best I could.
    There was a leak where the three tees are.
    The abomination is sitting at the office so I can look at it a little closer.
    What I thought was a threaded tee was just a pipe that wasn't glued properly, which allowed it to spin when I turned it.
    I found at least one green nipple in there, and I think there's another one nearby.
    It looks like part of the system was converted to drip at some point, and landscapers have been there, so it's probably some hack work dealing with moving bed edging.

    Photos of my Texas style hack repair:


  2. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,906

    I see at least 2 joints you failed to spew primer all over:rolleyes:
  3. Anybody besides me notice the remote?
  4. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    Sorry, I left my Q-tip primer applicators at home. :laugh:
  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,248

    Good job. I was told to never use primer on class 200/sdr 21 whatever it's called. Only sch 40. I use clear primer unless it was speced.
  6. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,808

    Pressure regulator.
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,390

    who told you that?
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Agreed. I pretty much use primer on everything.
  9. Irri-Light

    Irri-Light LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    In Texas we have a standard:

    (i) PVC pipe primer solvent. All new irrigation systems that are installed using PVC pipe and fittings shall be primed with a colored primer prior to applying the PVC cement in accordance with the Uniform Plumbing Code (Section 316) or the International Plumbing Code (Section 605).

  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Corrected for accuracy. :laugh:

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