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Old 12-17-2013, 07:49 AM
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Football Field Installed three years ago

These pics are from a local football field that had irrigation installed three years ago. RB 7005's, booster pump, 1.5" PGA's - everything installed as specified. Only one problem - 1.5" laterals 6 to 8" deep. School had the field aerated and entire system is trashed. We are reinstalling the laterals from the valves (18" deep!), installing new swing joints and connecting to the heads. Attorneys involved and everything - guess they are going after the original installer.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:36 AM
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Wow..that's brutal.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:55 AM
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These pics are from a local football field that had irrigation installed three years ago. RB 7005's, booster pump, 1.5" PGA's - everything installed as specified. Only one problem - 1.5" laterals 6 to 8" deep. School had the field aerated and entire system is trashed. We are reinstalling the laterals from the valves (18" deep!), installing new swing joints and connecting to the heads. Attorneys involved and everything - guess they are going after the original installer.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:59 AM
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That's some deep aerating, that being said I have hit lines on residentials that were no more 2 inches deep. Not sure what code is on those kinds of things but I would think that 12 inches would be safe minimum.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:00 AM
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I saw this gem yesterday at a church while xmas shopping in historic Manitou Springs. Plumbed out through the window pane, no testcocks, hose bibb drain before the PVB which defeats the purpose of the PVB if someone attaches a hose, I love how the rain sensor is turned up, and I have no idea where the green hose goes in the ground or through the window. Oh and it should be an RP instead due to the terrain.
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:19 PM
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Testcocks aren't really necessary to make a PVB function.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:17 AM
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on that field, all be it, not the deepest mainline, but usually at least that is a bare minimum I have had to go in some areas due to obstructions beyond my helping, that however should not have been the case in that location. ok, that is some deep aeration. looks to be the kind that is deeper without cores am I right? usually vibration action....
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:47 AM
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These pics are from a local football field that had irrigation installed three years ago. RB 7005's, booster pump, 1.5" PGA's - everything installed as specified. Only one problem - 1.5" laterals 6 to 8" deep. School had the field aerated and entire system is trashed. We are reinstalling the laterals from the valves (18" deep!), installing new swing joints and connecting to the heads. Attorneys involved and everything - guess they are going after the original installer.
Hope the school had a spec sheet that specified pipe depth.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:56 AM
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Hope the school had a spec sheet that specified pipe depth.
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I have the specs which specifies: "ALL PVC PIPE SHALL BE SDR 21 CLASS 200 SOLVENT WELD. BURIED WITH A MINIMUM OF 18" OF COVER". It was a deeper aeration - not your typical 4" tines.
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:04 PM
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yup, contractor is gonna eat it...........
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