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Old 12-26-2014, 04:03 PM
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Up here in north middle TN no one plows that I've seen. We only do a few installs on high end new construction homes so trenching doesn't make a mess per say. We only have to have our mainline from the meter to the backflow preventer inspected, nothing else.
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Old 12-26-2014, 04:33 PM
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I have had some hard ground , mid summer , no rain . Had to use a plow , we dont own a trencher . We injected water down the back of the blade to moisten the soil . Welded a pipe to the blade , hooked it to a garden hose , it was slower , BUT it was still faster than trenching . Inspections ........ just the backflow .
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:21 PM
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We don't have great soil in my part of AL, but it's not too bad. You have to go further north to get into the region that has more rocky soil (my dad's family is from western North Carolina in the Appalachian Mnts. They have some rocky soil).
I'm sure a plow would have worked for most of the systems I helped install when working for an irrigator in high school, but I later discovered he was not necessarily the best example of how to do things (head-to-head was more like a passing thought with him). Also, abt 50% of his installs were new construction, which goes a hella lot faster when trenching bec cleanup just meant covering the trenches and running over it once.

We don't have to have anything inspected here (that I am aware of, which included talking to the water authority people on the phone and asking if I need to jump through anymore hoops for doing a new install). The town I'm from has another municipality that abuts it, and you can drive down certain roads and switch between one or the other "town". My town has only last year started requiring the fancy removable backflow preventers on new systems, and the town next door still does not. The ^above system this thread is about just has a double checkvalve on the meter, as it is in the adjoining town.
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:19 PM
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Also, abt 50% of his installs were new construction, which goes a hella lot faster when trenching bec cleanup just meant covering the trenches and running over it once.
In my area a plow would beat a trencher hands down , especially new construction . We dont have to run back over the lines .
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Old 12-28-2014, 06:59 AM
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We still run the lines on new construction , but obviously don't rake em. Running lines on a 6 zone system is a 15 minute job.
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:15 PM
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Isnt it a beatch moving one of those with a horse and buggy?
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Old 12-28-2014, 04:01 PM
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