Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

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

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yea, Ive seen bell ends leak because of pooling and fittings come apart because of too much primer.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    the pikers are the ones too cheap or lazy to prime, and the hacks leave puddles of solvent in the connections
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Despite what our detractors claim, there is an art to priming & gluing. :dancing:
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I once Krazy-Glued a small connection. It worked. I got paid.
     
  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not much art to it. Clean it glue it and bury it.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    .................................
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    ....... come back in 3 years to fix your piss ass glue job and rip the client off for another $50 bucks.
     
  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Mine have held up for 30 years ... it's the others I have to repair.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    ...........................What a crock.
     
  10. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    well.. I don't know if I would call it art

    But I think it's a step by step process that should be followed , every time, every fitting.. Paying attention to detail to every time you glue a joint will last the longest

    I've never seen a too much primer situation, I've seen lots of poorly glued joints/ pvc sockets not all the way in .. These fittings are tapered so it's very important to make sure there entirely into the socket

    I also think.. ( well all the steps are important) but a good way to ensure a strong glue joint is to make sure you get a 1/2 twist on your fitting to get the glue alllllll the way around
     

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