Your favorite repair fitting

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irritation, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Unions would be up there if no room exists for a slip-fix.
     
  3. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use 4 90s when fixing a leak. I hate slip fixes. I guess is have replaced to many to like them.
     
  4. 4 90's on a main line for sure....
     
  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have had maybe two leak since they have been out, (20 years?) and I've used thousands.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Asking for friction loss..45s a better deal. Two slip-fix problems in twenty-
    five years..use the dual "O-ring" model. We don't use slip-fixes on mainlines
    above 80psi.
     
  7. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Same here, hundreds, if not thousands of slipfixes installed.

    Even up to 3-4" on mainlines.

    I can count on one hand how many I've seen fail. Dual O-Ring Flowspan.

    Every failure I've seen has been caused by not restraining the pipe, or some hack cutting the pipe too short and only glueing the slipfix in half way.
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Jeez, I've never done that.:confused:
     
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I did it on the first slipfix I ever installed when I was a greenhorn.

    Cut out the break, glued in the slipfix to one side, telescoped it out...Dammit, won't reach :)
     
  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    BTW, my most favorite repair fitting EVER is the Dawn KwikRepair.

    Works like a slipfix, but with no O-rings, and no movable parts once glued in place. The fittings slide on the repair fitting. You pull it back, apply glue to the qwikrepair and the pipe, and then slide the fitting over it.

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    You can get it in elbows (Why, I don't know), Tees, or straight connectors.
     

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