That will work too, but the plumber in me, well...you knowJasonLion said:
The outer diameter of the black poly pipe is 1.84 to 1.87 inches which I think makes it 1.5" poly. I'm assuming poly pipe is sized similarly to NPS/IPS.bk406 said:poly looks 1 1/2 inch, is it?
Are "CC clamps" just regular old plumbing grade hose clamps?bk406 said:put 2 CC clamps on the poly
Yea, I know.... What can I say? I like my welded connections. :-Dbk406 said:Yea, you want the slip.
Hose clamps yes. As long as you heat the poly for a second, and use the teflon pipe dope,your good to go.
Dont worry about the mechanical fittings. You fix it like I told you, it will hold. See, all this glue and PVC are relatively new fangled stuff. It's good, dont get me wrong. I've used it and run a million miles of it. But, you have to realize that there are billions of miles (well, maybe not billions) of cast iron soil pipe thats been in the ground for decades that use nothing but mechanical fittings. When PVC and glue came out, you couldnt run it underground back then. It will leak, was the mantra. Now, you know what people who know only PVC say about mechanical fittings? "IT WILL LEAK" Also, PEX water pipe is almost industry standard now. Sweat and solder copper? Whats that?
Yea, i know, just using it as an example of mechanical joints.Ohm_Boy said:Oh yeah, AFIK, PEX is not approved or recommended for pool use.