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Old 05-16-2015, 07:31 PM   #1
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connecting 2" water line poly pipe with tool


Every winter, my 600 feet of 2" poly pipe separates in several spots when it freezes. I would like to find a tool that would work to re-connect the separated lines that were joined together with barbed couplers. I would like some kind of tool that I could clamp in 2 spots on the 2" poly pipe that also would be connected to some leverage or racheting handle so I could reconnect the separated lines without major grunt or without a second person to help push the lines together. The tool would clamp the 2" line in 4 spots and then the rachets or handles to essentially pull the pipe sections together over the barbed coupler. Makes sense? The tool exists? Where? My sincere thanks.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:54 PM   #2
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maybe you could make something like this. Try google 'pipe joint puller" for more examples.

http://propipesolutions.com/



http://www.hy-ram.co.uk/products/anc...t/pipe-puller/



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I suspect a comealong and a rope with a clove hitch knot each way from the joint and a clove hitch at the hooks would do what you be wanting to do.

If the rope slips on the slick pipe go for a chain or hit the pipe rope area with a little 80 grit sandpaper.
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Is it freezing because of water in it. There are proper ways to blow out the lines.
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I like the look of the Eagle Claw pipe assembly tool, but as yet have not found it and whether it will work with 2" poly pipe.
Great lead.
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I was also thinking one of these and couple chains. They jack in both directions, so you could open it up and pull together with it.

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I have used the pullers pictured. They are designed for 3" and larger pipe so you will probably have to design or adopt your own pipe clamps.

If your pipe is buried, how do you spread the ends enough to get a barbed coupling in and then pull the pipe together?

Have you considered pack joint/compression unions? I know they're not cheap- but neither is a tool that needs modifying.

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Does anyone think the pipe puller-joiner with chains would work with 2" poly pipe, poly pipe being slick and all?
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If it started to slip I would just put a hose clamp on the pipe as a grip point.
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Do not use anything that will pull the pipe, this will loosen other joints...



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Having this happen every year makes me ask what would it take to fix it right.
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It would take properly draining the line so it won't freeze or replacing the line with one that has no joints. But there could be reasons he is not doing this.
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I try to get gravity feed on my water every year, as long as I can, so...until it freezes. Having a solid 600 foot line is hard to come buy and hard to manage and it might just split the line. Having it separate 3 or 4 places at 100 foot sections is therefore what I do. I like the idea of putting a stopper clamp to keep the would be chain from slipping on the slick poly pipe. I neglected to say that my Alaskan gravity water line is through some pretty woodsy and steep areas where I have the water catchment. I'm also trying to use a tool that is relatively light as I will be carrying it to the separated sections of pipe. I just now ordered some rugged clamps with eyelets and 2 chain tighteners to experiment with. Light and cheap, if it works. You people on here have been greatly helpful and I most appreciate it. If there was a reasonably cheap eagle claw joiner-separator that fit my 2" poly pipe I would certainly go that route. Again, thanks all.
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You could probably construct based on the picture. Alaskans a pretty resourceful people.
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Every winter, my 600 feet of 2" poly pipe separates in several spots when it freezes. I would like to find a tool that would work to re-connect the separated lines that were joined together with barbed couplers. I would like some kind of tool that I could clamp in 2 spots on the 2" poly pipe that also would be connected to some leverage or racheting handle so I could reconnect the separated lines without major grunt or without a second person to help push the lines together. The tool would clamp the 2" line in 4 spots and then the rachets or handles to essentially pull the pipe sections together over the barbed coupler. Makes sense? The tool exists? Where? My sincere thanks.
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As an electrician I must install expansion couplings when working with PVC conduit outside because it moves as the temperature changes. I just did a search for poly pipe expansion couplings and saw quite a few images of different types. Perhaps you should try installing them at each break.
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