Commence picture dump!
Then just continued upwards.
Since I layed the pipe end first working back to the inspection chamber, I needed a sleeve joint to connect it up. Having used these joints before you'd think it would be no issue at all, simply cut the pipe to size, slide the sleeve joint over the pipe, put the pipe in place and slide the joint back off the pipe and halfway onto the adjoining one.
Well, in theory, that's what you'd think... having lubed the pipe and the o-rings up with oil, sliding the first rubber seal onto the pipe with ease and then up to the second seal, getting ready to simply put the pipe down and slide it back off again to join it... then discovering it won't come back off for some reason, spending 1 hour++ hitting it with a hammer. without it budging, managing to remove the whole pipe from the next joint by accident... then giving up and getting a NEW pipe and a NEW joint (Same manufacturer) which also slides on with ease, but all of 5 seconds later I can't get it to come off again, found a larger 125mm pipe to slide over it and really hammer home against it... no joy..
Stuck it in the vice and tried to get it to come off, no joy.. and gave up.
And that was another hour..
Went to the store the next day to get a WAVIN joint instead, Had to cut the old joint off with a hacksaw and split it open, there was literally less than a milimeter between the pipe wall and the joint, so I suspect it gets sucked vaccuum or something silly.
Anyhow, got the WAVIN one on lubed up and in place in all of 5 minutes.. And the "PESTAN" ones I wasted 2 pieces, 1 length of pipe and 2 hours on, and couldn't get it to do the job..
Concrete was pretty tough to get through so it must have been made properly!!
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
They are plasterboard brackets for the metal framework, simply wiggle them and they snap in two, then bend them up.