Blazing Saddles breaking during installation?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by kobisk, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. kobisk

    kobisk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Hey all,
    I have a question for you. We have decided to give the Blazing Saddles a try by recommendation of our supplier and all the positive reviews I have seen here.
    I installed approx. 15 so far no issues, but one of my employees has installed the same amount, and has four break while screwing in the piercing fitting. Tha part that breaks is the latch on the clamping mechanism on the underside of part that clamps to the pipe. This employee is kind of the "bull in the china closet" type or "if it doesn't fit get a bigger hammer". So may just be his methods. I was just curious if any of you had any similar issues. Otherwise the fittings are great and save lots of install time, I would estimate that it has cut install time nearly in half.

  2. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 829

    HAHA... those two quotes sound like the sprinkler man's creed
  3. MikeK

    MikeK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    We have put in Thousands and have rarely had one break, My gues is it's something the employee is doing. Practice together with him on a piece of scrap pipe

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