Marlex sacrifice.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here's why I install a softy on every head..took the UPS truck hit. Body &
    nozzle made it, as did the swing joint.

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  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    You even cleaned it up for photo hour.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Marlex rules.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Marlex has changed ~ the soft fittings got harder, and thinner-walled.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Spears and Lasco?
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    waste of money and time...save your finger strokes for something that matters.
     
  7. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
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    I'm sorry... i usually try to just read unless I have work I'm avoiding...

    what did this really save you?

    didn't it still leak? didn't you still have to dig it up?
     
  8. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    got you poundin on the qwerty
     
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What a marlex ell (as part of a swing joint) saves you is cracks or breaks in the PVC that it's attached to. Might be less important when you use poly that I suspect might flex anyway.

    I use a swing joint w/ marlex 90s at every turf head. Besides protection from reckless mowing, rive-overs, it also allows easier height and angle adjustments.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cutoff nipples and sch 80 nipples can break when the mower wheels yank the heads around. Marlex doesn't break under those forces. Marlex installers will lose track of where the nipple-extracting wrench has gotten to, because they don't need one for their service work.
     

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