Length of Funny Pipe

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by burlap, May 26, 2006.

  1. burlap

    burlap LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 66

    I was hooking up my flexible riser with 2 barbed elbows and the funny pipe. It sounds like I should have and additional street eel fpt in the setup. That would give me more flexability. By the way, do I need to tape the marlex threads? When I talk about lateral distance I mean my trench will be 12 " and the head and fittings are about that already. So whatever length I use means I just move my head that much farther away; I don't want to go up at all. Thanks again, burlap
     
  2. burlap

    burlap LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 66

    I was hooking up my flexible riser with 2 barbed elbows and the funny pipe. It sounds like I should have and additional street eel fpt in the setup. That would give me more flexability. By the way, do I need to tape the marlex threads? When I talk about lateral distance I mean my trench will be 12 " and the head and fittings are about that already. So whatever length I use means I just move my head that much farther away; I don't want to go up at all. Thanks again, burlap
     
  3. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,267

    Purp:

    I think you are the luckest one on the board. You don't have to put up with the bullshittyshitt that the owner/operators do.
     
  4. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 829


    I've thought about that too. Sometimes I wish that just once a week I could go into work as just an employee without all the headaches
     
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Only if you're an amateur. Taping of Marlex is a sure sign that someone doesn't know what they're doing. :dizzy:
     
  6. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    I made my choice a long time ago based on a lot of factors. Maybe I won't get rich but regular 8 hour shifts, weekends and holidays off, sick leave and vacation, health benefits, etc. more than makes up for it.
     
  7. greenhorn123

    greenhorn123 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    if your trench is inline with where you want your heads just put them on nipples.
     
  8. We had a contractor in our area that was putting in systems so cheap, that he would cut corners on every thing. One of his favorite things was flex pipe. He would use so little flex pipe that the two barb 90's would touch, the one in the head and the one on the lateral line. Save some money by just using 2" worth of flex pipe.
    We see this about once a week.
     
  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Your "greenhorn" status is showing. Nipples break off with impact. And I can't count the number I've seen where the tee isn't vertical so the sprinkler tilts. Maybe the standard for DIY people is nipples and cut-off risers but the professional irrigation standard is some type of swing joint, whether it be prefabricated, funny pipe or the type we use. THAT is a personal choice based on locale and experience. Nipples are NOT a choice. :rolleyes:
     
  10. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Kinda takes the "flex" out of the pipe??? :laugh:
     

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