Pulling PVC

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Rainman7, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Come now Jon, 4 loops from the pump would carry that easily :)

    Otherwise.............6" looped main? I don't think a 4" loop would carry 300gpm, but I'm to lazy to open a chart right this instant too.:drinkup:
     
  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    OK Bryan... you're trying my patience too... just like Jon. :laugh:

    I just wanted to see if a pipe chart was even pulled out for this design. Now all the fun has been totally taken out of it. :dizzy:
     
  3. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    You guys are rough, I didn't realize how deep you would dig into my design. All I asked was about pulling 1.5(35gpm) & 2"(55gpm), I planed on trenching the 6"(400gpm),4"(200gpm), & 3"(120gpm).

    Anyway, thanks for the advice, I am going to try pulling the 1.5" & 2". By the way, any advice on how tight I should make the funny pipe fittings I am using to run the heads? 20gpm through 1/2" should work.....right?

    Thanks all
     
  4. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    We do it to everyone when we have to read between the lines. It's just our nature I guess. :)
     
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    And just where did you find 20 GPM sprinklers with a 1/2" FIP inlet??? :laugh:
     
  6. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    He's referring to the 1/2" by 3/4" Barb el's and the 1/2" swing pipe.

    I-25's have a 1" inlet, so use solid swing joints (Marlex El's and a SCH 80 Nipple), don't use funny pipe.
     
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hell... I thought you "funny Barbies" use the stuff on all sizes of sprinklers??? :laugh:
     
  8. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
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    I was referring to that cool blue stripe 1/2" flexible pipe with those Taiwan elbows and a couple of 3/4 x 1 red. bushings. I use enough pipe so that when I need to change a head I could just pull it out of the ground and stuff it back in without digging a hole. Sort of like wiring a receptacle.:confused:

    Hey Hayes, do you install or just service those big systems?
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Jeez Jon, are you thinking the industry is so ******** as to use swing pipe
    with I-40s? Seen it w/I-20s. The 3/4" lasco swing pipe assembly is cool.
     
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    Nothing surprises me anymore Mike.
     

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