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Irri-Light
08-27-2011, 10:18 AM
This mainline was leaking. This is first time I've seen this happen.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/Zyke/WP_000096.jpg

Wet_Boots
08-27-2011, 10:34 AM
lightning :eek:

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-27-2011, 11:04 AM
Either pipe imperfection or glue would be my guess.

Sprinkus
08-27-2011, 11:49 AM
I'd guess paint thinner or some other kind of solvent that contractors tend to dump on site.
I've also seen an electrician use a torch right next to a mainline, the results were hilarious.
We recently had a pool guy dump muriatic acid on a guys brand new Zoysia grass. Killed about a 5 foot wide area.
Oh yeah, nice boot shot.

Lite Headed
08-27-2011, 11:56 AM
Paint thinner! What you need to be aware of is that it can migrate down a fresh ditch line and blow out later up the ditch line. A real pain in the posterior!

I once had a painter pour thinner in the stubbed up piece of pipe we ran under a new driveway....had to bore the driveway cause the pipe was toast!

Irri-Light
08-27-2011, 04:43 PM
Paint thinner! What you need to be aware of is that it can migrate down a fresh ditch line and blow out later up the ditch line. A real pain in the posterior!

I once had a painter pour thinner in the stubbed up piece of pipe we ran under a new driveway....had to bore the driveway cause the pipe was toast!

:clapping:

Sprinkus and Lite Headed Win!!!!


My customer had painters at the house this past fall. They must have dumped the excess thinner right there. It reeked of it. I dug it all out. I told her I wasn't going to put that old dirt back in there. She disposed of it. And she had her landscapers put fresh dirt back in the hole.

The painters that did this were the same ones who paint at her restaurants too. She took pictures and will make sure they know what they did. She was not happy about it.

Wet_Boots
08-27-2011, 05:03 PM
paint thinner don't hurt poly pipe :)