Lawn drainage pipes/Duct tape?

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    latelifebiker

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    I walked by a neighbor's house today where a 4-inch drainage system is being laid in to handle the flooding in her back yard, At the street where the pop-up drain (UGH! hate 'em) is being installed, the crew is using DUCT TAPE to join the black corrugated pipe to the white PVC up elbow. I don't see how this can be acceptable on any professional level, but then, I've been wrong before. I called the contractor, and he says, "Well, ah bin doin' that way for 27 years and had no complaints." My takewaway from that is simply that he's doing it a 27-year-old way. Your thoughts, please.
     
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    There are now adhesives and primer for that purpose.
     
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    Hardly a day passes that I don’t shake my head and say “Are you serious!”


    I was at my friends house down south years ago and I was hanging out alone at his pool. He had a crew come in to do some sprinkler work and the boss spray-painted on the hard clay dirt where he wanted “ditches” dug down south they call a ditch anything deep enough to cover a pipe with an inch or two of dirt. These two guys were digging away and in 2 hours they went about 15 feet. He came and picked them up for lunch good hour and a half and when they left I grabbed a shovel and finished up the 60 foot they had left in about an hour not working any too hard. Got in the pool and waited. They came back and didn’t know what happened. Asked me if I saw anyone and I said no.


    I told my friend don’t pay them boys by the hour.


    Nothing surprises me.
     

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