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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,304

    I learned the (usual) hard way to never use sch 40 pvc mipts in to brass. :nono: Sch 80 only. :weightlifter:
     
  2. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    What happened? Nobody has ever said anything about it.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,304

    Think about it.
     
  4. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 566

    The only thing I can think of based on another repair I had to do, would be the face right between the end of the threads and the shoulders.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,304

    I've had nothing but problems with these (made overseas) brass iso valves. Discovered this cutie today. The valve is ten years old, in hindsight, I should have put them in with unions, this will be a fun repair, since I need it to isolate two pumping systems. :cry:

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  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    No unions? What, are you a hack or something?? :waving:
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Even the high rollers fail to think things through. I can only blame myself. :hammerhead:
     
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well Boss, it appears that the time has come to unionize.

    The system, that is.
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  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think by the time you upgrade the specs on a gate valve, it might as well turn into one of the classic "sprinkler angle (or straight) valves" we used the long keys on.
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,304

    The subs ( ex-ex owners of my biz) are suggesting Ford curb stops; not a bad idea, either.
     

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