I have now run the water line for the slab. I will hook up to my in-slab line after installing a few hose bibs on the periphery. I dug the trench from the property main with my L4400 Kubota’s 72 inch FEL. although this was a bit of over-kill it worked out fine with one minor distraction. Home Depot has dumped almost all of its PVC fittings with the exception of those a non-mechanical hobbyist might use for their sprinkler system. Let me elaborate.
IN the past when I needed a PVC fitting I could find it at HD. This meant if I needed a Compression Tee fitting, or a ball valve etc. I could find it there. Nowadays this has become problematic as the HD management has severely truncated the selection. When I needed to tap the main I was intending on using a Compression Tee. The size was 2” due to my main-line diameter. No fittings at HD. I went to my local Irrigation Supply and they were out of stock awaiting a new shipment. Bummer!
I ended up using a Slip Tee and a Compression COUPLER. After installing a Ball Valve on the 2” line, I reduced it to 1” with a bushing, coupled an anti-siphon valve and did my feeder run. In the end the tap into my main was a bit more expensive than the Compression Tee but still a solution. After that everything went pretty smoothly except it was over 80 degrees yesterday!