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Has anybody used these? I never heard of them until last year when tech #2 started working for us. He mentioned it a couple times, and Ewing got a couple in because he mentioned it to them. I finally bought one this spring for him, and watched him use it yesterday on a cracked manifold. Thing work great!! He has used it a few times this year already. It has helped prevent having to rebuild and entire 8 zone manifold just because an ell and pipe cracked leading into the first PVC mani tee. Cored out the PVC to where all I saw was primer on the inside of the tee. We only picked up the 1".

I can't find a good pic or link, but this link is to a plumbing supplier with a couple weak pics.

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/pvcsaver.html
 

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I have 3 sizes. Used to be distributed by Christy's with the name "Socket Saver". I've used them for over 5 years...maybe closer to 10. You need to have the right approach angle and room for a drill.

I heard Christy's stopped selling them (www.tchristy.com) so I bought a couple extras.. I did get one stuck in a tee once when the screw came loose.

I've also used a heat gun to extract broken stubs... carefully.
 

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Still waiting for them to get my SL1600 in. Its been 2 weeks+ since I ordered it.

Anyone else having problems getting SL1600's?

Ewing had a smokin' deal in July on the SL1600/monitor package.
No prob getting 1600's here. Love that thing, especially the dual-voltage tranny.

That WAS a great deal in July - "employee pricing" supposedly - $150 for 1600plus an extra mod and the SLW10. It was limited to 2 per customer, so I had some of my buddies that don't use 'em but do buy from Ewing get their 2 and give 'em to me.
 

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No prob getting 1600's here. Love that thing, especially the dual-voltage tranny.

That WAS a great deal in July - "employee pricing" supposedly - $150 for 1600plus an extra mod and the SLW10. It was limited to 2 per customer, so I had some of my buddies that don't use 'em but do buy from Ewing get their 2 and give 'em to me.
That pricing is not real far off from what I pay everyday for an SL1600, module, and SLW10. Best controller out there if you ask me.
 

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Has anybody used these? I never heard of them until last year when tech #2 started working for us. ......... Thing work great!! He has used it a few times this year already. It has helped prevent having to rebuild and entire 8 zone manifold just because an ell and pipe cracked leading into the first PVC mani tee.
So, what is the reward to tech #2 for his time-n-money saving request for this tool?

payup
 

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That pricing is not real far off from what I pay everyday for an SL1600, module, and SLW10. Best controller out there if you ask me.
You sure? SL with one mod costs me 131 and change, SLW10 is 142.

So if you're paying "not far off" from 150, you're getting one he!! of a deal. Maybe I need to buy from your branch, even with shipping I'd save some scratch.
 

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Keeping his job :)

I'm actually giving both a paid day off tomorrow and taking them to the Colorado Rockies baseball day game against Arizona. I think Tom Tom is going too.
Sounds cool , fridays is deep sea fishing haddock / cod for my guys. One of our customers is a cappy out of rye harbor NH, traded him a 1 zone add on for a day of off shore fishing.
 

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Has anybody used these? I never heard of them until last year when tech #2 started working for us. He mentioned it a couple times, and Ewing got a couple in because he mentioned it to them. I finally bought one this spring for him, and watched him use it yesterday on a cracked manifold. Thing work great!! He has used it a few times this year already. It has helped prevent having to rebuild and entire 8 zone manifold just because an ell and pipe cracked leading into the first PVC mani tee. Cored out the PVC to where all I saw was primer on the inside of the tee. We only picked up the 1".

I can't find a good pic or link, but this link is to a plumbing supplier with a couple weak pics.

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/pvcsaver.html
one time when i was doing somthing stupid (tried to get a tee in the poly just before the manifold and snaped the first tee) I just cut the broken end clean and got the next size up coupling that fits around the manifold tee (1 1/2" or 1 1/4"). Then bushed back down to 1".
 
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