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Saturday, March 13th 2004, 3:31pm

by mugentuner

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by aquamatic</i>
<br />Please take advise from some of the pro's here in this group- Forget the nonsense that Lowes people tell you. Probably 90% of contractors use flex tubing ( funnypipe) Blazing Saddles now have the built in barb fitting for the funnypipe. Easy to adjust heights when ground level shifts.
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So, that funny pipe lasts pretty long then and is descent reliable? I'll have to try that next. I already had ordered 6" risers from sprinklerwarehouse. If advised, I'll definitely try that on my other zones in the future. Do i just buy the big roll of funny pipe and it comes with the necessary connection barbs or how does that work? Thumbs up (this board needs a thumbs up icon btw).

Saturday, March 13th 2004, 6:47am

by aquamatic

Please take advise from some of the pro's here in this group- Forget the nonsense that Lowes people tell you. Probably 90% of contractors use flex tubing ( funnypipe) Blazing Saddles now have the built in barb fitting for the funnypipe. Easy to adjust heights when ground level shifts.

Saturday, March 13th 2004, 4:18am

by drpete3

I use again blazing saddles with funny pipe threads from sprinkler warehouse and then mpt 3/4" funny pipe stree elbow(90 degree)connector again found at sprinklerwarehouse or even home depot. The elbow connects to the rotor or use 1/2" for spray and the blazing saddle connects to the poly pipe. Now both fittings have barbs for funny pipe so you connect the 2 with funny pipe and you dont use any clamps. It is very simple and works excellent.

Thursday, March 11th 2004, 10:02am

by mugentuner

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by drpete3</i>
<br />Yes funny pipe is very easy to work with and gives you lots of flexibility with adjusting height.
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What connectors/fittings do you use with funny pipe anyway? Don't know too much about it. i think the Lowe's guy steered me from it due to reliablity, but I don't know how long it generally lasts.

Thursday, March 11th 2004, 8:36am

by drpete3

Yes funny pipe is very easy to work with and gives you lots of flexibility with adjusting height.

Wednesday, March 10th 2004, 6:01am

by mugentuner

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by aquamatic</i>
<br />10-12" is plenty. You mentioned riser. Go with flex tubing and blazing saddles
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The guy here advised me against flex tubing for some reason, but I do have the blazing saddles. Also, I have risers that have already been ordered [:(]

Is there a big advantage of using flex tubing over normal risers?

Wednesday, March 10th 2004, 5:43am

by aquamatic

10-12" is plenty. You mentioned riser. Go with flex tubing and blazing saddles

Wednesday, March 10th 2004, 5:26am

by mugentuner

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by drpete3</i>
<br />I rented a dith wich to run water to my barn and it was very easy to use and the trench was 4 ft deep and about 150 ft. One thing that I can think of is to try not to run over trenches once dug the the ditch witch. 1 ft would be good but if you live in the caymens youu may be able to go a little more shallow because you dont have to worry about freezing. The only other tip is to find a pipe puller if you can it will make a lot less mess and a lot less work.
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The only reason I was thinking around 1' deep was because I didn't want the sprinkler above the ground when mounted to the risers. So, what is a safe, shallow distance that I can dig to ensure my sprinkler heads are level with the ground? How many hours do you think I could do this in (ditch witch rents by 1/2 day or whole days)? thanks

Wednesday, March 10th 2004, 4:20am

by drpete3

I rented a dith wich to run water to my barn and it was very easy to use and the trench was 4 ft deep and about 150 ft. One thing that I can think of is to try not to run over trenches once dug the the ditch witch. 1 ft would be good but if you live in the caymens youu may be able to go a little more shallow because you dont have to worry about freezing. The only other tip is to find a pipe puller if you can it will make a lot less mess and a lot less work.

Tuesday, March 9th 2004, 4:20pm

by mugentuner

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by aquamatic</i>
<br />Why not rent a pipe puller? No trenching envolved except for where you install the heads
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I haven't seen any vibratory plows (pipe pullers) for rent where I live. Only follow behind trenchers like the ditch witch. Any tips?