Laying miles of pipe in one push

Chief Sapulpa

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What do we have here? Butt fused HDPE pipe, that's much easier to fuse aboveground with a purpose-specific wheeled machine? Then once it's fused and pressure tested, this is how it's dropped into a ditch?
Yeah that butt fused equipment is made by McElroy here in Tulsa;
 

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Done that plenty of times with plain old pvc conduit. 4”-6” mainly. A lot easier to assemble on top of the ditch. The stinker is when a greenhorn accidentally kicks it in before your ready
 

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My BIL had been a pipeline welder all his long life.

A few years before he retired he showed me his new certification in butt-fusion.

Honestly, at the time,,,
I thought he was making some kind of homo-erotic joke!

Aarond

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