oetiker clamps?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by BKI, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. BKI

    BKI LawnSite Member
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    What kind of Oetiker clamps should I use? Where do you buy them? Will any tool work on these clamps or do you need the Oetiker crimper?
     
  2. Mjtrole

    Mjtrole LawnSite Member
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    The ear type, get them at an irrigation supplier, not sure if the big box stores have them or not, yes you will need the crimper tool for it.
     
  3. bdb

    bdb LawnSite Member
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    Haven't seen them at a "big box store". You will ned to get them from a supplier or a contractor that has them. Are you installing a system or servicing?
     
  4. BKI

    BKI LawnSite Member
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    installing a system. last time I installed a system I used worm gear clamps.
     
  5. bdb

    bdb LawnSite Member
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    Now that is expensive. 100 oeti's = 20 worm's
    No need for irrigation with all the rain and cooler temps.
     
  6. Even more expensive when the non stainless bolts start to rust and the clamps pop.....
     
  7. bdb

    bdb LawnSite Member
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    You have to think positive....warranty ran out now its a service call.:rolleyes:
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ever see a system done with non-stainless crimp clamps? A glorious future is in store for them.
     
  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    I feel the same way about barbed/ha-ha's on our systems. :laugh:

    Unfortunately, I'm the one that gets stuck replacing them. :cry:
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The number of blown connections with brand-name funny pipe, looking at the ones I personally assembled, total, in round numbers, exactly zero.
     

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