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SoDak
01-24-2013, 06:49 PM
Customer requested a play tunnel that comes up into the playset.

grandview (2006)
01-24-2013, 06:56 PM
Did you cut weeper holes in the bottom so water don't sit in it?

SoDak
01-24-2013, 06:58 PM
It has as smooth wall interior with enough pitch that the water drains out easily.

grandview (2006)
01-24-2013, 06:59 PM
Meant in the ribs will they hold water?

SoDak
01-24-2013, 07:08 PM
As stated above, the pipe has a smooth wall interior. No ribs.

srl28
01-24-2013, 07:22 PM
Should be great when the snakes and such decide its fun to play in too! :-) Neat idea though. Did the pipe bend like that easily or?

alldayrj
01-24-2013, 09:07 PM
Looks awesome. What did you charge for the tunnel and what did the pipe cost
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DVS Hardscaper
01-24-2013, 11:19 PM
most kids are obese, is trhe tunnel obese friendly?

TomG
01-24-2013, 11:27 PM
Neat idea and the project looks nice. I can't imagine that bent very easily, I've used that pipe for drainage work before and it doesn't want to bend. Did you heat it up to get it to bend?

knox gsl
01-24-2013, 11:29 PM
How did you bend the pipe?????

Ausgreen
01-24-2013, 11:52 PM
Love the courtyard and fire-pit.

PaperCutter
01-25-2013, 08:53 AM
most kids are obese, is trhe tunnel obese friendly?

A little WD-40 and a heavy duty blower and you have nothing to worry about.

SoDak
01-25-2013, 12:36 PM
I had to cut the pipe and put a 45 on. Without looking into my records, the 20' x 36" dia. pipe was about $1100 and the 45 was $750. It is a dual wall pipe and doesn't bend. I installed it for $2800. To load, transport, and install it only took me and one of my staff about 3 hours. I do own a mini-x, which was on site anyway.

The homeowner screwed rock wall climbing cleats into the sidewall so the kids can climb up and down. We just cut if off to final grade and the homeowner's builder built a hatch for the top opening.

http://prinsco.com/ProductsDetail.cfm?ProdID=2158&PID=125&siteID=1

SoDak
01-25-2013, 12:38 PM
most kids are obese, is trhe tunnel obese friendly?

We upgraded to the 36" diameter for that reason.:)

LWG
01-26-2013, 11:46 AM
A little WD-40 and a heavy duty blower and you have nothing to worry about.

Oh, boy! We can turn this into a Stihl vs. Husqvarna debate!

PaperCutter
01-26-2013, 05:35 PM
Oh, boy! We can turn this into a Stihl vs. Husqvarna debate!

A little porkchop like me, I was thinking at least a Billy Goat.

SoDak, I PM'd you - I may have an opportunity for you to talk about this project w/ a reporter, hit me up

jbailey52
01-26-2013, 08:55 PM
Very interesting. Very cool!