Pipe joiners

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by muddywater, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Duckbutter and a bar, good excavator and it's done. One person doesn't set pipe over 4" by himself as a rule
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  3. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    On 4" pipe would you rather use mini x or pipe joiner. Got some sleeves to contend with.
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  4. 1idejim

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    as i said Duckbutter and a bar works the best for me.
     
  5. HokieAg07

    HokieAg07 LawnSite Senior Member
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    With some duck butter everything goes together nice and easy!
     
  6. 1idejim

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    it is the best for gasketed pipe IMHO
     
  7. HokieAg07

    HokieAg07 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Agreed, not too much thats better than a couple gasketed knock ons and some duck butter for a repair
     
  8. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I actually liked the pipe joiner today. Did the first few with a bar, but found the pipe joiner to be much faster. I had some difficult areas to install the fittings(running pipe through sleeves 4' deep. I don't know how you guys use a bar while putting on an elbow fitting unless you have access to straight back elbows, the angle of the elbow just wouldn't allow a straight push. Whereas I had a hub fork attachment for the pipe joiner to push on the fittings, that pushed the elbow right on.

    And you could literally pull the pipe together with one finger.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    now everybody'll want one :)
     
  10. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    I used to be able to push 4" gasketed pipe together by hand, well, hand and gut. Just gotta make sure that the bell and spigot are lined up properly and well lubed.
     

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