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

  1. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    was that just laying out of the ground

    It could have had multiple nicks and the repairs were just continued on.
     
  2. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They're called Dri-Splice... maybe you've heard of them! :dancing:
     
  3. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes,it is and I am surprised no made a comment on it being single clamped .
     
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I typically double clamp- for laterals but I have done single clamps on straight runs- yet to see a probem

    If it was a main line it would be a no no!

    We use to triple otiker our ml's. However we switched of to 200 psi poly for our ml's a couple year back so we use hose clamps
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2011
  5. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have done that more times than I have fingers to count, for what ever reason... a repair or becouse I screwed up whats the biggie hear
     
  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I bought 10,000 of these clamps in a ebay auction a few years ago for 25.00 I was the only bidder.
     
  7. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I typically only use one clamp except on valves I use 2 on 3 on mains and 2 on elbows. Elbow are the only place I have seen single clamps be a problem.
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  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    anyone notice okitier ( sp) ? clamps this yr seem to be weaker , cheaper? Ones that now come in a white bag instead of yellow.
     
  9. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nope. But I have noticed that I've gotten immensely stronger; I keep popping clamps by over squeezing.

    We've gone back to using the short handled crimpers over the long ones just to reduce the breakage; and subsequent issues with having to put new rings on fittings already inserted into pipe.
     
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I notice sometimes during crimping some clamps will spring back more than others but that might have something to do with the temp of the poly haveing just torched it
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