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

  1. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    We dont pull poly around here, I would assume the internal fittings effect GPM?
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,632

    Not a whole lot. You still calculate hydraulic numbers based on the tubing alone.

    Not good news about the Oetiker clamps. Anyone here ever use any other make of crimp clamps?
  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,834

    Ya I got a butt load of murry another eBay find a few thousand for next to nothing
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  4. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,910

    I use these wire nuts.


  5. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    ^ I kicked those to the curb over a year ago.

    I used them for about 5 years, in valve boxes for multistrand splices.

    Had a nice failure rate with those splices, seems the little bit of grease is not
    enough, especially for valve boxes that are in low areas and hold a bit of water.

    The grease dries up and the splice will start to rust and corrode.

    Back to the 3M DBRY No exceptions
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,382

    Same here, only I use generics instead of 3m.
  7. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,910

    I do not have any problems with DryConn wire nuts in the pic I posted for use in valve boxes. They are NOT for direct burial or continuously submerged connections. For my typical soil conditions, these nuts work fine. Direct burial waterPROOF connectors are a waste of money where not needed.

    If you have valve boxes that are always full of water, then you have a leak. Or poorly chosen valve location - bad drainage, gutters dumping very near, etc. Get the water puddling issue fixed. Plan valve location better. Last resort if remediation cannot be done, then use the waterproof direct burial connectors.
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    My thoughts as well. I use those same black DryConns and they work well. If the box is under water, I will use DBs, but I have not had to in many years.
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,382

    I think wire nuts and generic greese packs may be cheaper , or the same price and better. I pay .40 cents for a greese pack and put 2-3 WN in them.
  10. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,834

    I never had a issue with dryconns

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