Saddles

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by reb12, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. reb12

    reb12 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Florida
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    I'm installing a 2" metal clamp type saddle on a 2" main to hook up 3 spary heads to a small garden area at a condo. Any suggestions on the size hole to drill?? I was going to do 1/4", but that may not allow for enough pressure. Going with a gate valve for manual watering. Your comments are appreciated.
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't use saddles until all other options have been exhausted.
     
  3. reb12

    reb12 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Florida
    Posts: 92

    They have been. I'm in a tight spot with no room between a sidewalk and driveway for a compression fitting. I trust the integrity of this saddle, with clamps and a gasket.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Figure closer to 3/8 for a drill, or get a drilling tool for the brand of saddle you're using.
     
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    On the rare occasions we use saddles (metal or PVC) we choose a hole saw on a drill that fits comfortably into the saddle opening.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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