Register free!

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #4861  
Old 07-12-2012, 08:13 PM
Bleed Green Bleed Green is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 1,492
Chris, where did you get that white John Deere hat you have been wearing in your videos?
Reply With Quote
  #4862  
Old 07-12-2012, 10:43 PM
Dirtman2007's Avatar
Dirtman2007 Dirtman2007 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 4,322
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bleed Green View Post
Chris, where did you get that white John Deere hat you have been wearing in your videos?
I got a few from vegas when I went to conExpo
__________________
Chris

"Life is like running a motor grader. You have to look down the road and plan for whats ahead and not down at your feet!"


http://www.youtube.com/user/letsdig18


New facebook fan page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Letsdi...3541611?v=wall

Reply With Quote
  #4863  
Old 07-12-2012, 10:54 PM
Dirtman2007's Avatar
Dirtman2007 Dirtman2007 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 4,322
Pretty much got all the dirt in place to fill in the pond.

still have about loads of dirt left than needs to be removed before the model home can be built.

talked the owners into piping the creek and using the rest of the dirt to level off the back yards to all the house lots.

460' of 30" plastic pipe. just a mere $10,000 alone


loading out dirt.









double benching







getting some pipe to get started









grading the trench for the pipe



rrroooockkk

__________________
Chris

"Life is like running a motor grader. You have to look down the road and plan for whats ahead and not down at your feet!"


http://www.youtube.com/user/letsdig18


New facebook fan page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Letsdi...3541611?v=wall

Reply With Quote
  #4864  
Old 07-13-2012, 10:25 PM
Dirtman2007's Avatar
Dirtman2007 Dirtman2007 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 4,322
I got good at setting boxes and pipe today.



















__________________
Chris

"Life is like running a motor grader. You have to look down the road and plan for whats ahead and not down at your feet!"


http://www.youtube.com/user/letsdig18


New facebook fan page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Letsdi...3541611?v=wall

Reply With Quote
  #4865  
Old 07-14-2012, 03:06 PM
Impact-Vector Impact-Vector is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Atlanta GA
Posts: 150
And you just pour concrete around the junctions to keep them water tight?
Reply With Quote
  #4866  
Old 07-14-2012, 05:03 PM
S-205's Avatar
S-205 S-205 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,198
These people have got some money to spend or what?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4867  
Old 07-14-2012, 05:10 PM
Dirtman2007's Avatar
Dirtman2007 Dirtman2007 is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 4,322
Quote:
Originally Posted by Impact-Vector View Post
And you just pour concrete around the junctions to keep them water tight?
yes I'll grout around the pipes and then pour concrete in the bottom of the boxes so there is no standing water between the bottom of the box and the bottom of the pipe. I'll form up a little box around the box that has the sharp angled pipe going into it and pour a block of concrete around it so nothing funny happens.



And yes They have Deep pockets. They paid for these two subdivisons in cash so they have no probelms with doing things the way they need to be done.
__________________
Chris

"Life is like running a motor grader. You have to look down the road and plan for whats ahead and not down at your feet!"


http://www.youtube.com/user/letsdig18


New facebook fan page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Letsdi...3541611?v=wall

Reply With Quote
  #4868  
Old 07-17-2012, 06:36 AM
mzm's Avatar
mzm mzm is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Alabama
Posts: 14
nice work after 12 hours of reading this fourm i can truly say you do nice work and nice pictures
__________________
you learn by experence at 15 i have little so i sit and listen and cant wait till im able to be the one talking and other people listing to me
Reply With Quote
  #4869  
Old 07-17-2012, 06:34 PM
jmacd jmacd is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 205
Chris,
A couple of suggestions. Have your pipe with bell ends facing direction of work.
What we do is push pipe into bell end instead of the other way around. You then are not pushing dirt in to pipe and pipe fits together much better.

We also work from lower elevation up and face bell ends uphill. Then again push spigot end into bell not the other way around.

They also make all kinds of 22.5 or 45 or 90 degree fittings for N12 pipe that would make your connection to your structure correct.

The pipe should be bedded in something other than existing material like stone or sand but pipe that big wont move much. This customer is spending some money so the extra fine tuning wont cost much compared to the over all project.

It looks like you are using pipe lube so that makes it go much easier, you can buy that in a spray can instead of brushing it on, also easier.

We also buy our structures with the inverts all ready cut in them so no cutting the holes in on site.
Reply With Quote
  #4870  
Old 07-17-2012, 06:51 PM
jmacd jmacd is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 205
Sorry Chris but I cant help myself I guess. One more important thing to do. You should be backfilling as you go for two very big reasons. One is that when you push the next stick of pipe on you don't move the pipe pushing it into the structure.

The most important reason is if you get a lot of rain tonight the pipe will lift out of trench and ruin all you work if the trench fills with water. I have seen 30" pipe come out of the ground, ruin the work and you have to start all over.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:13 AM.

Page generated in 0.11566 seconds with 8 queries