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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

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  2. Mike Leary

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    Melt those saddles down & take the winter off! Are those the ones with the
    cork gasket? Nice unit, we've used 'um.
     
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    Both them buckets are heavy as Sh!t..

    are they really worth that much dough?
     
  4. Mike Leary

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    Check the brass prices...could be worth the melt..my guys used to save all
    the copper/brass & take it in every year...they did well. Now? CHA-CHING!
     
  5. Wet_Boots

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    They are worth what a plastic saddle tee is worth, so far as being useful. (and they still are)

    Best thing about those, was the melting tool you heated with a torch, to burn a hole in the pipe, after you tightened down the saddle tee.
     
  6. Mike Leary

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    Yep, but they were brass..& we thought that would work, oh well.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

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    Those poor saps working with PVC never got to heat up the ol' "branding iron" to make that hole. As far as I see, the fitting was fine, but the pipe could stretch, and ultimately split at the hole.
     
  8. Brass and copper prices are way up.........take em to salvage yard and have a party.....

    Is that an old piper puller?
     
  9. DanaMac

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    We have 5 buckets of copper, brass, backflows that will get turned in soon. I just give it to my employee, tell him to strip it down on his time, and it's a bonus. No money out of my pocket that way.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

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    You do have to separate the various classes of brass in your scrap, and remove all the non-brass material, in order to get the best price. I wouldn't wonder that an old saddle tee might not still be worth more as a usable fitting.
     

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