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    Hi folks,

    I have a 1-1/2 pvc supply pipe in a 1100 foot run from my well to my house. I need to tap into this near the middle section for irrigation supply to a planned orchard.

    I am contemplating using a sch40 saddle tee. I've dug up the pipe (36 inches deep). Of course, there is no lateral flex in the line, so either it's a saddle tee or
    I cut out a chunk and splice in a regular tee paired with a compression coupling.

    Thoughts?

    How much psi will a saddle tee take? My line is 65psi.

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    Don't use a saddle tee. They are trouble waiting to happen. You also must install a back flow prevention device where you branch off and the connections would be made with unions. You should consult with an irrigation supply company for the bests BF device. These are supposed to be re-certified annually by a licensed inspector. Idaho may not enforce these regulations, but you sure don't want contaminated water drawn back into you domestic supply.

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    Okay, I'll use a Slip-Fit with a tee. I'll look for an appropriate BF.

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    Or you can use something like four 90's or two 90's
    Nothing says you can't jog sidewise in the ditch. Or up and down.

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    Jogging sideways in a ditch? Story of my life...

    I want to avoid the downtime with glue, so I may use compression. This line also supplies a rental home, and cabin. Trying to keep everybody happy.

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    The last water service leak I worked on, I had to remove the leaking compression fitting they had used to repair a previous leak. It was a dressler coupling I removed.

    If you are using glued fittings, give it and hour and turn the water back on.
    That's what I like doing.

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