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dennis
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Elbows coming in backwards

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03-05-2013 08:31 AM

I have a pipe spec (P3D 2012) with 45-degree elbows, 4" to 16".  The 16" comes in as expected, at a 45-degree, the direction I am pulling.  All the other sizes come in to the opposite side from what I am pulling.  I can't see any difference in the way the 16" is setup vrs the other sizes.  Any ideas?

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Martin_Stewart
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Re: Elbows coming in backwards

03-07-2013 09:16 AM in reply to: dennis

I tried this using 4" and 16" pipe, CS150 spec and it worked fine. Is that spec you're using, P3D 2012, a custom spec? That may be the culprit. If you attach that spec, I'll try it out.



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Re: Elbows coming in backwards

03-07-2013 09:21 AM in reply to: Martin_Stewart

I attached the spec files via zip, they are call F1.  THe client is on 2012 so that is why the spec is developed in 2012.  Also, I initially started with the AWWA Updated, but did make a copy of that catalog with a different name.  Thanks for your input

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03-07-2013 03:20 PM in reply to: dennis

It appears I'll need the catalog that goes with this custom spec too: AMEC DI BELLXSPIG.



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Re: Elbows coming in backwards

03-08-2013 08:01 AM in reply to: Martin_Stewart

Catalog too, but even zipped it is too big to post here.  Alternative?

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Re: Elbows coming in backwards

03-15-2013 12:34 PM in reply to: dennis

I'm glad to learn you resolved this -though you're not sure how.  :-) 

Best wishes as you press forward!



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Re: Elbows coming in backwards

03-15-2013 12:43 PM in reply to: Martin_Stewart

I actually was able to reproduce the backwards.  When I use the values from the USPipe 2012 Edition of TR FLEX Restrained Joint Ductiole Iron Pipe and Fittings spec, it does cause the 45 degree elbows to come in backwards.  So I had to "modify" those values to keep them right.

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