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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.
If you can stuff a dozen valves in a rectangular box, you won't need mainlines
I think I could redo this for free and still make $ on the scrap brass.
we love brass saddle tees
There was something enjoyable about brass saddle tee connections on poly, when you heat up the little burning tool to melt the outlet hole in the pipe.
The whole fitting was brass, nuts and bolts included. Cool cork gasket. Never had one break, it was a eastern WA AG supplier that turned me on to them, my boys on the west side of Washington State had never heard of them.
They were very popular around here a while back but I have dug up some that failed because they had regular steel bolts.
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No nuts. The brass contained the female threads. Stainless steel machine screws were all we ever saw. Some of the oldest ones with brass screws had the screws corrode and break.
You're right, now that I flog my brain. Brass screws were used.
The biggest knock on saddle tees wasn't the fitting itself. It was that the hole you melted could present a weak point in poly pipe that had been stretched when it was pulled, and later on become the point where the hole turns into a break.