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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DPlumber, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. DPlumber

    DPlumber LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    This saved me time and fittings recently when the last piece of a 4 elbow repair was too short. I just cut it off flush, heated it up, pulled it out and replaced it with a longer piece. No expensive tools required, no fittings wasted. It was on the distribution side and held pressure. I'll try it on a manifold repair next. I have one coming up on Monday.
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,358

    There are many ways of saving a fitting when in a pinch.

    Heating with a torch or heat gun, hacksaw blade and chisel, fitting savers and ram bits.

    I have a set of ram bits and a couple of fitting savers which i use often.

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  3. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,956

    So it holds today... Who's to say it won't blow tomorrow?

    Sounds like a warranty nightmare and a pissed off customer to me.
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    What he said.
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    How many times do you see glue used without primer or poorly glued joints Mitch? Quite often i guess.

    If the socket fit is tight and the primer and glue properly applied there should be no problem. As i said i use ram bits and fitting savers often, have yet to have a failure as a result of either.
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  6. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    I've tried this before and failed every time. Can not get a good seal due to the old hardened glue.
  7. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mitch...can you honestly say you have checked the warranty and clarified that firing up glue on the inside of the fitting and then prying it out with a screw driver voids the warranty? :)
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    ARGOS, i was wondering if you were still alive and well. How's August doing? Fam well?

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  9. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey Jim! I am doing well. Matt and I are on a project just north of SF. Fun project...recycled line. 14" mains with 8" laterals. 2 wire. I am not involved in wiring and controller. Another HDPE job with fused pipe and MJ fittings.

    August is in Germany and did not deploy to Afghanistan (there was a last minute change). He was disappointed...ahhhhh the folly of youth.

    Whats going on around here? I miss the lawnsite antics. I did notice Dana has had it a bit hot around the collar lately.
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    You 2 get some sweet jobs, tell Matt i said hey. He still breaking hearts of the young and foolish? Oscar and i stopped by Rooster's for a coffee and beer two weeks ago. That's when i really started wondering how you were.

    At least he's in one piece. Bet you are glad he is where he is.

    We are still the same group of washed up, or soon to be washed up piker hacks with the ocassional dingbat thrown in the mix.

    You are sorely missed.

    You can look at the bright side though, i still wear Hawiian shirts.

    It's midnight, time to change water. Be safe my friend!
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