I really have to wonder why plumbers have not discovered what goes on in irrigation
pipes yet: Clamp and glue on saddle tees and y's.
hole saw a hole in the pipe, file it and glue and clamp on the tee. About 1/8 the time spent and better than rubber rolling and grunting around trying to make it work.
Maybe it has something to do with getting paid by the hour, unlike a farmer????
We have known about saddles since the day they were invented. So have the plumbing codes and they ALL say saddles are PROHIBITED. I have never found any farmer who did not think he was an expert in EVERYTHING, which is why my dad said he almost starved to death when we lived in a farming area. That and having to take everything from a plow, to a manure spreader, to a goat in payment for work that he DID do. It took a long time before I realized why the meat locker was filled at the same time my goat "ran away".