Mechanically connecting underground Pipe?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by schoust, May 19, 2008.

  1. schoust

    schoust New Member

    Is there another way to conect pipe when using the trenching method other than welding? If so what is it and how does it compare to welding??
  2. Waukman

    Waukman Member

    I wouldn't expect them to use metal pipe for the loop so there is no welding. They do use plastic pipe and to join the ends they have a heat unit that heats the pipe and then they join the heated ends.
  3. schoust

    schoust New Member

    Metal pipe? I was refering to plastic welding as they call it in the trade fusion welding. My question should have been more clear sorry. I thought maybe there might be another way of joining the pipe? Maybe some sort of quick conect fittings???
  4. Palace GeoThermal

    Palace GeoThermal Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    there is no acceptable way to mechanically join HDPE pipe. Fusing is the only way.
  5. schoust

    schoust New Member

    Ok then I guess that I know what I have to do then. I checked around locally for a tool like this to rent. No Go....

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