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What to do when it rains a ton after you pull pipe

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by grassman177, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll take my beach sand and poly pipe thank you :)
     
  2. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I could easily see that being a good fit, better then here.

    I did done work at home today and had pipe pulled in the same day and driven over, and was still able to work with it so I am not as concerned.......but we will see.
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  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    use a fibre glass fish cutting bopard and hit it with a small sledge hammer. Thats how we do big pipe athletic feild fittings
     
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Far less damage when completing job on same day as it was pulled.
     
  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I just started pulling pipe vs trenching.... and pvc is a nightmare. I will be doing poly from now on. Used Dawn kwik connect fittings on last job and it went FAST.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Watch you don't go pulling S-curves on jobs with those o-ring fittings. Poly pipe can install with considerable stretch.
     
  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Supposedly the pipe will fail before the fitting will. The fittng is good to 400psi. They are similar to a shark bite and have a ring that bites into the pipe.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I used to love the old brass saddle tees, but over the course of years, learned they could create a point of poly-pipe failure, with the pipe tearing apart at the hole. I would have little confidence that a similar failure was impossible with the new fittings.
     
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    rain of course was not in the picture when i pulled the pipe, hence i was not worried about doing two at once with one machine rental. .it is what it is though.

    in the end, i think i like trenching much much better. easy as pie to install and fit together. plus, nothing is under tension for possible failures. no digging down to connect, no nothing, just trench, dig a small amount to set the neads, and test.backfill.done
     
  10. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    dont pull the pipe , do the end head last , on all the other connections cut out 2 inches of pipe and have someone kick the pipe from the end , we do it daily .
     

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