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Poly Pipe Failures in a Critical Application

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Wet_Boots, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Good grief, that looks like a CL class pvc pipe, for GAS? WTF... Not here, not even in FL are they that frigging stupid, older gas lines run in steel pipes, new ones in some sort of composit and must be yellow.
     
  3. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    newer gas mains around here are fusion welded with plastic pipe 2" to 4" or so for mains. houses usually have 3/4" poly (yellow) with tracer wire. older homes have 3/4" steel pipe.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    If they'd bury that damn stuff deep enough, I'd have no problem with it, though, how many gas (poly) installers water-backfill?
     
  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    None if they use a plow.
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  6. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,758

    code these days is to backfill with sand
     
  7. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Even in soft rock free soil?
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  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If the soil isn't all-sand, I'd hope they trench for the line.
     
  9. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    We pull it;

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  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,595

    Who's who in the last pic?
     

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