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Old 11-06-2010, 10:24 PM
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Ha ha ha, is that silicone seal?
Dude must have used 2 or 3 tubes. The amazing part is that he actually got a good enough seal to draw from the well.

The check valve was bad so it wouldn't hold a prime, never mind that one should never ever mount a PVC check horizontally. Replaced it with a brass check mounted horizontally and he was good to go for about $1000 less than he was willing to spend (cost of a new pump and well).
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:18 AM
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Is that WHERE you put the check valve?

And plumbers putty does work to seal leaky couplings?
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:14 AM
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That's where I would put a brass check valve on a pump.
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:20 AM
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Lot of horizontal check valves on irrigation systems.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:21 PM
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My point is that every head on this property is above the surface by at least 6 inches. This system was installed about a month ago. She had the same hack overseed her lawn and now it needs its first mowing but there are sprinkler heads all in the way.
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Makes it easier to replace the heads when the lawnguy chops them off. He's not the lawn guy so he doesn't care. Too many craigslist handymen that will hack anything for 20 bucks. Imagine his other skills.
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:56 PM
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My point is that every head on this property is above the surface by at least 6 inches. This system was installed about a month ago. She had the same hack overseed her lawn and now it needs its first mowing but there are sprinkler heads all in the way.
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Just whack all those pesky heads off and let the system become a giant flood bubbler.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:31 PM
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one should never ever mount a PVC check horizontally
Care to elaborate on this?
Perhaps you're referring to swing check?
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:30 AM
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what a waste of valve boxes. This is actually a friend of mines house. He and his brother own it and his brothers friend does "irrigation" so the two of them and a few cases of beer put this in on the weekend but now I have been in-trusted with taking care of it. The rest of the system is of the same caliber.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:39 AM
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Please tell me it's not plumbed directly to the potable supply without a BFP.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:48 AM
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Of course there is no protection its a hack job. But we dont use PVB here its mostly DCV in the basement so just by looking from outside you cant tell if it has a back flow.
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