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DIYer

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Location: USA

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Tuesday, August 5th 2003, 8:47am

Saddle vs. barbed T

Does anyone have a preference for connecting Hunter I20 sprinkler heads to 1” Poly lines?

In other words, am I better off using barbed Ts with ¾” female fittings with stainless steel crimp clamps or am I better of using saddles (in either case, I’m planning to install swing pipe for each head).

Since I plan on installing the heads my self, I’m considering purchasing the blazing saddle that comes with a barbed arm attached (sold here at sprinklerwarehouse.com). Does anyone have experience with these devices? I want to do this correct the first time.

Thanks for your help,
DIYer



drpete3

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Location: USA

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Tuesday, August 5th 2003, 9:03am

I like saddles waaaay more. I have an old post about saddle ts and also consider blazing saddle ts with the funny pipe ends. They have worked great for me

Thanks,

Pete
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Pete

Rays Sprinklers

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Tuesday, August 5th 2003, 3:32pm

I hear the blazing saddle tees are very good, but my company still uses barbed fittings, because we have a huge stock of them.......the blazing saddle are very easy

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Ray
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RVLI

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Location: USA

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Tuesday, August 5th 2003, 5:36pm

Dawn saddle tees, also. The downer to those though is you have to core a hole. I also like blazing saddles.

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Rays Sprinklers

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Location: USA

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Wednesday, August 6th 2003, 4:00pm

on tomorrows install i will try one out!

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drpete3

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Wednesday, August 6th 2003, 5:25pm

My only word of caution is be careful when slipping the blazing saddle over the pipe. I broke one when it was being installed because I streched it too wide.

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Pete
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Pete

Rays Sprinklers

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Sunday, August 10th 2003, 1:01pm

Gotcha....i tried the blazing saddle on the install, and it was a little eaiser but my co....still will use the barb tee (lol)

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Ray
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bhungue2

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Location: USA

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Wednesday, October 1st 2003, 10:33am

word has it that if any repairs are needed to be done where saddle t's were used it makes it a pain. They tend to leak if moved at all from original position. Barbed T's are better!
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Rays Sprinklers

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Wednesday, October 1st 2003, 10:50am

here u on that one[:D]
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bhungue2

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Wednesday, October 1st 2003, 12:07pm

I really don't know that much about the blazing saddle t's a matter in fact this is the first time I have ever heard mention of them. I went to see what they looked like at: (blue)wehttp://www.sprinklerwarehouse.com/shop3/enter.html?target=MiscFittingsPoly_FittingsTees.htmlnt(/blue)
They look neat, If the situation was that I wanted to plug one off, say when I'm doing a repair, how do I go about doing that?
Bhungue2

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