PVC Fitting Advice Needed!!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jcom, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    I need to install a drain in a piece of PVC pipe. 1". Are there any saddles or other fittings that I can use if I do not have enough flex in the pipe to squeeze in a tee for the drain?

    Thanks in advance for all the help.

    John:waving:
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Slipfix. Available from 1/2" to 6".

    Don't work with PVC much?

    Alternatively, since those are a little spendy, I use snap-tee's when I'm adding a head to a fixed line:

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    You glue it to the line (Takes a little muscle, use a slow setting glue), let it set, and then drill through the pipe. I use a Dewalt Angle drill with a cone bit so I don't need a big hole.

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  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Slip Fix and tee would be quicker and cheaper in the long run. :)

    By the time you add the drill and bits....:hammerhead:
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    A brass saddle tee could also work, if you can find one.
     
  5. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All right guys, don't jump on me I do not install pvc. I heard (from various sellers) that blazen saddle makes a saddle for pvc that can save a company up to 2 hours for a average system 40-50 heads. Does anyone use them and do they save time a work? It has gotten me to think that I should stock a few for winterizations instead of the snap tees.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not for sch 40, though.
     
  7. I HATE slipfixes above ground......I would go with the snap tee.
     
  8. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't see where this is going to be above ground but who knows? :)

    A compression tee will also work.
     
  9. He is in ND and wants to install a drain in 1" PVC..and it is winterizing time....and most guys like to hook up to a drain in the pipe above ground.....so I ASSumed....

    ;)
     
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    95% of our drains are below grade here.

    If its above ground, just use an elbow as your last glue point.
     

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