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londonrain
02-14-2007, 05:45 PM
The local supplier had a Sidewalk Sleever in stock for $100 and looked like it would do the trick going under sidewalks. Sometimes it is a pain loading up my 2310 trencher just so I can bore under just one sidewalk. So I made my own sidewalk sleever. I used a old boring rod that I had by welding some big washers on and made a tip in my lathe and welded the tip on also. The rod fits perfectly inside 1" sch 40 pipe. This is a 81" rod and I will make another rod that will be a 60". Once I use it I will report back on how it works.

PurpHaze
02-14-2007, 11:30 PM
Got one for 3" pipe? Oh... wait... guess I should post that in the utility installation forum. <JK> :laugh:

londonrain
02-14-2007, 11:34 PM
Got one for 3" pipe? Oh... wait... guess I should post that in the utility installation forum. <JK> :laugh:
I have a 3 1/2" back reamer..:cry:
I tell my partner all about the crazy repair stuff you do..:clapping:

PurpHaze
02-14-2007, 11:37 PM
I tell my partner all about the crazy repair stuff you do..:clapping:

We do have fun though. :dizzy:

londonrain
02-21-2007, 05:29 PM
We used our homemade Sidewalk Sleever and went under a 5' sidewalk two times with 1" pipes in less than 10 min. total time. The soil was hard packed red clay and we used a 16lbs sledge hammer. If you cant make your own, I would recommend a Sidewalk Sleever for boring under side walks.

Hank Reardon
02-22-2007, 12:43 AM
Nice work. I found a boring rod and will have to see if I can remember how to weld...

sildoc
02-22-2007, 02:00 AM
speaking of it. do you think one 20' long would work to make it under a drive way? I hate trying to find someone to drill for me. One reason I like newer housing.

londonrain
02-22-2007, 06:11 PM
speaking of it. do you think one 20' long would work to make it under a drive way? I hate trying to find someone to drill for me. One reason I like newer housing.If used in sandy conditions I think it would be able to go 20'. The boring rods we used only come in 10' sections.

sildoc
02-22-2007, 10:39 PM
If used in sandy conditions I think it would be able to go 20'. The boring rods we used only come in 10' sections.

Yeah it would be nice to do so but we have crappy clay hardpan here. It takes all i can do to get under a 5' sidewalk. Always nice to think about.

justgeorge
02-23-2007, 10:14 AM
Seems to me when the sidewalk sleever first came out someone posted a link to big tent pole stakes for sale for something like $6 that looked identical. Had the double head on it already so you wouldn't need to weld on the big washers.

George

justgeorge
02-23-2007, 10:18 AM
Here it is: http://www.hogantentstakes.com/catalog/25

koster_irrigation
02-23-2007, 08:15 PM
this is how you get it done

http://www.kosterirrigation.com/bore.html

londonrain
02-23-2007, 09:44 PM
this is how you get it done

http://www.kosterirrigation.com/bore.html
The longest bore we have done with our rotowitch was a 2 1/2" bore using 7 rods at a distance of 60'. I only started using the rod because it is a pain loading up my 2310 trencher just so I can shoot a 5' bore under a sidewalk.

sildoc
02-23-2007, 10:36 PM
this is how you get it done

http://www.kosterirrigation.com/bore.html

Thats a pretty sweat system. what did the boring attachment cost you for the dingo? will it fit the bobcat also?

PurpHaze
02-23-2007, 10:55 PM
Very nice boring setup Koster. :clapping:

koster_irrigation
02-23-2007, 11:01 PM
ive shot a few 25' bores so far. ive seen some guys shoot over 40' but havent had the need to so far. Anything over 30 feet or so ALL conditions must be perfect for this type setup.

For long bores Id suggest calling a directional boring Co. for pin point accuracy. Ive had a local co. pull 4" pvc stick 80' no prob. I helped him dig some nice deep entry/exit trenches to keep the pipe level with a mini-excavator.

koster_irrigation
02-27-2007, 08:23 AM
Will not fit a bobcat. Out of all mini loaders, bobcat enterchanges with no others to my knowledge.

i think the set up was 2,200

bicmudpuppy
02-27-2007, 08:29 AM
Will not fit a bobcat. Out of all mini loaders, bobcat enterchanges with no others to my knowledge.

i think the set up was 2,200

Bobcat's mini-steer uses the full size skid steer plate. Bobcat does offer an adapter plate to allow mini-steer attachments to be used. I *think* that adapter plate will also fit a full size skid steer if you had mini attachments you wanted to use on a full size skid steer.

MarcSmith
02-27-2007, 08:52 AM
20' drive in sandy soils....just wash your pipe through... easy, a bitmessy, but easy....

koster_irrigation
02-27-2007, 09:08 AM
^ until you hit that brick under the driveway or rock.

MarcSmith
02-27-2007, 09:32 AM
^ until you hit that brick under the driveway or rock. bricks, rocks.....not in florida at least not on the drives I washed under...I guess I got lucky....

Iwoudl not even think about doing it up here in DC...