spears vs. dura

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by BSME, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
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    anyone have any opinions?

    I'm only really interested in the insert fittings... I've almost always used spears fittings but another supplier has recently opened up and sell Dura.

    they swear by Dura being a superior product but I like Spears more. I don't know why though... it might just be because I'm used to them.
     
  2. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    doesnt dura make those new pvc fittings that have the barb elbow built in? or is that dawn? those are cool...
     
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    We use a mix, but we don't use insert fittings (PVC)

    When we do any poly work, all fittings are brass.
     
  4. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
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    you talking about those new manifold fittings that are swivel and have the o rings in them?

    Dura makes those

    but i was talking about regular insert

     
  5. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think Koster is talking about these, from Dawn:

    dawn.jpg
     
  6. bdb

    bdb LawnSite Member
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    I work at a distributor and to be honest with you it's just a fitting. I personally like Dura...and we sell both...the barbs they have on them I think grip better. But I this is preference.

    As far as Irrigation goes I would say #1 is heads,valves controller brands, #2 Customer Service, #3 Stock (what you need,when you need it) #4 Price

    You just have to weigh the differences. Is a brand of a fitting that important to you?
     
  7. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 829

    thankd bdb....

    yea it wasn't anything I was considering when deciding which distributor to go with... I was just wondering if people had a preference.... in the picture attached, the dura fitting is on the right...

    i like the fact that the spears fittings is shorter because you need less room to work with... if you look though... the barb length is the same the dura fitting just has more room in the middle

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  8. bdb

    bdb LawnSite Member
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    OK we must have older parts. There are more barbs and they are closer together on the other spears parts. Must mean Dura has something....but shorter would be nice!
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dura has some Sch 40 fittings that will nest into other fittings, in tees and elbows.
     
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    We use a lot of them, SCH 40 male adapters nested into a tee for tighter manifolds etc.
     

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