Unions Vs. Slip-Fix for repair situations

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by RhettMan, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Theoretically, couldn't you do 3 - 45s? :)
     
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do I hear 2-90's and 2-45's ? :)

    Glad to see you posting Dana
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  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ill see your 2-90's and raise you 1 -45
     
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll call. Can you beat 3 pikers over 2 hacks? :)
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  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ya got me,
     
  6. Skipster

    Skipster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Why Sch 80? What kind of systems do you work with?

    When I worked on golf systems, athletic fields, and multi-field sport complexes, we never operated at pressures requiring Sch 80. On large agricultural systems we could generate pressures requiring Sch 80, but everything else was well within the range for Sch 40.

    Just wondering what you're working on that requires such thicker fittings?
     
  7. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ive started using sch.80 fittings and pipe around DCVA's mainly for strength against movement. But ive always used sch.80 unions for everything.
     
  8. bob92553

    bob92553 LawnSite Member
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    We stopped using slip fixes because of failure. To much movement in the pipes
    We started using kwik repairs Solid repair no movement no failures
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