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Oetiker Clamps and Poly Pipe

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by MikeK, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. MikeK

    MikeK LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Hey Guys,
    Had a conversation with a guy the other day and he says that just about everyone he knows is double clamping the lateral lines. On laterals we use one, main line we always use 2 as just a bit of cheap insurance.

    Double clamping laterals seems like a bit of a waste to me. What are your thoughts?
  2. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 505

    single clamp laterals
  3. Planter

    Planter LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 214

    Single on laterals, never use them on mains.
  4. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 659

    single on laterals

    double on main lines with master valves

    triple crimp on main lines with no master valves

    that is how i have done it since '91

  5. turfman59

    turfman59 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 801

    double clamp Poly mains after any valves, Triple clamp at all 90 degree turns before any valves,,, might even consider thrust blocking after seeing one come apart that was triple clamped.
  6. Arnold

    Arnold LawnSite Member
    from Wyoming
    Posts: 194

    Under 60 psi one clamp(pinch clamps that is)over 60 psi double every were.
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Singles on laterals
    Double on mains
  8. JeffY

    JeffY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    singles everywhere, doubles on valves only
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    JeffY is right. We do double clamp onto the valves.

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