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I am installing 3/4 inch mainlines in my sugarbush and I have a logging road I want to cross. I would like to be able to drive on the road during the summer months. Has anyone used the quick couplers? Or have any other ideas for me. Thank you.
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If you are on vacuum the ss sanitary couplers are a great choice. Next on the list would be sch80 pvc unions. Both work better than cam locks.
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I've had no trouble with cam locks in my woods. I have a couple of them at road crossings in 3/4" and 1".
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I just use poles to raise the mainline. I remove a side tie or 2 before and after the point where the mainline is to be raised, then lift using a pole on each side. However I use the RapiTube method, no support wire on anything since I first used the RapiTube system. When you have a support wire, some can be raised by loosening a few side ties in each direction, some can't. If it can't I'd think a cut and later repair is better, I personally do not want to trust a cam lock or other union.
When I cut or repair a broken main) I use SS couplers to re-attach.
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I am installing 3/4 inch mainlines in my sugarbush and I have a logging road I want to cross. I would like to be able to drive on the road during the summer months. Has anyone used the quick couplers? Or have any other ideas for me. Thank you.
We have multiple poly quick couplings in our upper bush where it crosses a cottage road. They work fine but I don't like how much smaller the inside diameter of the male insert is so we've gone to a SS threaded insert with female threaded cam locks on a newer mainline that crosses a bush road. It works way better and is very little constriction of the pipe diameter. We use a turnbuckle to tighten the steel over the road so we don't need any tools to hook the mainline up when we are tapping.
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