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Short pieces of pipe

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,590

    For the guys who use poly what do you do with your left over short pieces that are too short for another pull? I try to use them where I can but they seem to pile up. I was thinking of getting a fusion machine to join them back into rolls.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,267

    try candlemaking :)
  3. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,084

    we usually toss them.
    i would be hesitant to pull a fused joint of non HDPE pipe. also how would you re-coil it?
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,629

    cut 4 ft ers and throw em in service trucks. Cut up the rest and take to the dump , oops transfer station
  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,590

    One of the underground utilities guys I know told me they fuse their orange poly conduit and pull it without any trouble. I guess I wouldn't try coil it into 300' rolls maybe just 100'ers.
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    be more efficient on pullin to make sure you don't have extra? lol

    I know what you mean, but with pvc. I end up using most of it though on the job. the best leftovers are thrown in the van for service and repairs.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,267

    the key word is "conduit" - the orange poly I see used by cable TV folks doesn't have to hold any pressure whatsoever
  8. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,922

    If they are longer then 20 ..30' I just couple it together for lateral pulls

    If I'm hand digging a new zone say like a small shrub zone I'll just lay the poly in the trench

    Also cut into 4' sections and throw a few in the back of your truck.. Take the rest for an annual dump run
  9. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,545

    Sorry to say but most goes in the dumpster, I will keep some bell end pvc.
  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,135

    working with new guys on the install crew they always leave stuff way to long..

    I suppose its cause I get into them when they cut my pipe or wire to short...

    we have a giant pile of sh!t that I always seem to empty in the dumpster...
    Let me know how that works out for you GM/ anyone who tries to fuse it together..


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