PIX:mainfold/repair/me/valve box nightmare/how not to install poly pipe

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    before.....this is a shady northsid of house pic..sprinkler head needed to be moved due to new steps...
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    different view with snazzy boot shot
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    open trench with tools
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    my boot different angle of pup hole
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  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Finished product..usually i am neater on my clean up but its been real wet lately and a new step is going in so neatness=not a concern
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    done job thumbs up
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  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    So you moved a head?

    Post a repair that is difficult.
     
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Always clamp..even better double clamp..but never just torch n Go..

    This is complete hacking and really pisses me off when people put in systems like this..no clamps on the inline....male adaptor isnt tapped or anything..shouldnt of been a male adaptor, but rather a saddle/inline...

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    double clamp all fittings poly users
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    cut out the hack
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    different angle of the cut out hack
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    fixing the hack with a double clame and new poly pipe
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  5. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
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    There is no need to double clamp on poly, one clamp, placed properly (over the barbs, not on the shoulder of the fitting) will hold just fine. I still double clamp mainlines, but in my heart, I know that its not needed.

    0 clamps on the other hand is 1 fewer than required.
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    lol...my boss is a nutbag....its gets charged to the costomer....
    waste of time maybe...but better than a single..I think so ..

    but i am a pup
     
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why not triple clamp it? That's better than double clamping it.


    Yes, only one is needed. But we do two right at the male adapter coming out of the valve. Just the way I was taught and have always done it.
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    that is coming in due time...but i havent had any troubles today....

    arrrf arrf hear my pup ROAR!!!!
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    re-tapping the line for the head
     
  9. LawnB0y

    LawnB0y LawnSite Member
    from ny, ny
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    OMG WOW OWNED
     
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would have just reset the head and not had to put a coupler in the swing joint.

    But thats just me, and apparently digging one more inch was too much work.
     

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