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Old 05-29-2006, 10:33 PM
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The only one I ever saw was at my parents house in S Fla back in the early eighties. They bought a house that was about eight years old and the irrigation system was already installed. As I remember, it didn't cause any problems.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:19 PM
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I can imagine that the piping would be a jumble right in the area of the valve. Guess one would be best to install it in the center of an area so the pipe would be going in different directions from the valve but I know this wouldn't be feasible.
About the same mess as a manifold set-up. Think about all that piping coming out of Boot's infamous manifold box.
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Old 05-30-2006, 12:11 AM
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Out of sight, out of mind.
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:25 AM
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About the same mess as a manifold set-up. Think about all that piping coming out of Boot's infamous manifold box.
Good point. There's something to be said about keeping everything tight and close so the install goes quicker.

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Maybe for the installer but what about the poor schmuck that has to followup with maintenance repairs?
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:12 AM
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Maybe for the installer but what about the poor schmuck that has to followup with maintenance repairs?
Being somewhat of a smart-azz - If the repair guy is going to do repairs, he better put on his 'big boy pants' and deal with it. I have learned over the years that what I uncover when doing repairs is a marvelous wonder. And they are billed at T&M.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:42 PM
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Being somewhat of a smart-azz - If the repair guy is going to do repairs, he better put on his 'big boy pants' and deal with it. I have learned over the years that what I uncover when doing repairs is a marvelous wonder. And they are billed at T&M.
I imagine that sometime in the future that someone will dig up one of my repair jobs and go, "WTF?"
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:45 PM
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I imagine that sometime in the future that someone will dig up one of my repair jobs and go, "WTF?"
My favorites are when I dig up a break, and find a slipfix within 6" of the next break. Gotta love being able to reuse it and save a few bucks.

Its happened several times to me too.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:47 PM
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My favorites are when I dig up a break, and find a slipfix within 6" of the next break. Gotta love being able to reuse it and save a few bucks.

Its happened several times to me too.
Been there, done that. A couple of couplings or a coupling and a bell end and you're back in business real quick.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:02 PM
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For poly, some of the fun repairs are when stub ends of pipe are buried with the system piping. I remember one really difficult repair, which would have gone more easily if a line of white pines hadn't been planted atop the mainline, where I was just able to get in amongst the roots to bridge around some choked off pipe, only to learn that I'd connected to a discarded stub of tubing on top of the real pipe.

This is about when you repeat your mantra of "time and material"
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