Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

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

  1. Irri-Light

    Irri-Light LawnSite Member
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    Sloppy primer is a pet peeve of mine.
  2. Better to prime sloppily complete than not to prime at all. Excess primer I don't worry about. Dirty primer and excess glue I do.
  3. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    Leak was at this tee.
    Notice the lack of any primer. Doesn't look like any glue on the pipe either.



  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    But if the inspectors can't see it .... then it must not be primed. :laugh:
  5. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks like the work of one of my ex-employees. Refused to use primer or glue both the pipe and fitting. I refused to continue paying him so he started his own company. I make a lot of repair money off that dude!
  6. Irri-Light

    Irri-Light LawnSite Member
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    Good point!

    I guess I will need to make sure a few extra drops are visible somewhere on the joint.
  7. Irri-Light

    Irri-Light LawnSite Member
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    There was a contractor that installed some irrigation for the city I worked for long ago.

    He killed two birds with one stone. He mixed primer and glue in the same can.
  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    That is stupidity but you don't need primer. I've seen more leaks at glue joints because of too much primer than not any.
  9. Inspired

    Inspired LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've honestly not heard of that. How so? Burn through or something?
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    The only time I've seen pipe melted is when there was primer or glue sitting inside the pipe, pooled up. That is just excessive glue or primer, caused by inexperience workers, or hacks and pikers.

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