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JCWood

New Member

1

Tuesday, April 6th 2004, 10:27pm

Blazing Saddles Install

I have designed my system and am in the process of buying the necessary parts. I am a little unclear on blazing saddles and hope that someone can explain. My understanding is that the blazing saddle is slipped over the lateral poly pipe and a threaded fitting is screwed into the saddle so as to pierce the poly pipe. What I do not understand is what then attaches to the saddle. Does the sprinkler head screw into the saddle or is funny pipe attached to the saddle? What has me confused is the small fitting of the saddle, typically 3/4" NPT.

Thanks for all help!

aquamatic

Advanced Member

Posts: 230

Location: USA

2

Wednesday, April 7th 2004, 5:54am

The new saddles now come with 1/2 slip for funny pipe built into the screw in /piercing part. Noi need for additional fitting for the saddle

rain man

Active Member

3

Thursday, April 8th 2004, 4:04pm

Just make sure to use a hose clamp on the 1/2" poly barb.

rain man

Active Member

4

Thursday, April 8th 2004, 4:04pm

Just make sure to use a hose clamp on the 1/2" poly barb.

JCWood

New Member

5

Thursday, April 8th 2004, 9:16pm

Aquamatic: Thanks for the reply. However, I cannot use the saddles that SprinklerWarehouse currently sells because my poly pipe is 1 1/4" and SprklrWrhse only has 1" with the funny pipe barb. So, it looks like I must buy the 1 1/4" saddles (BS10000) and use 3/4 (mpt) x Swing Pipe Spiral Barb Male (SBMA-075).

RainMan: Thanks so much for the tip about using hose clamps, I would not have done it.

drpete3

Supreme Member

Posts: 375

Location: USA

6

Monday, April 12th 2004, 5:01am

You dont have to use a clamp with funny pipe that is one of the beautiful things about funny pipe.
Thanks,

Pete

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