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Monday, May 17th 2004, 1:11pm

Saddles - Longevity or use T's

I am trying to plan out my sprinkler system using the poly lines. I have seen the use of saddles and wonder how they hold up our climate in Utah. The ones I have physically seen are the ones you drill a hole in and clamp down the sides with two screws on the sides. I saw someone mention a self-tapping one.



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Tuesday, June 1st 2004, 2:01pm

I'm sure you've made your decision by now but I would like to cast a vote against using saddles... easier to snap... insert poly fittings with swing pipe is what to use if you want "longevity"


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Tuesday, June 1st 2004, 3:08pm

I second that bsme, however, i have never used saddles so I can't give an objective opinion.

hey bsme, you post on lawnsite too, right?


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Tuesday, June 1st 2004, 6:42pm

I really don't like using saddles on lawns, mainly due to frost heaves. If they heave, you've got to dig up a lot of line to get a head back down again. I'd much rather use a T and an elbow so that I have some flex in the setup.

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