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Old 01-29-2009, 11:29 AM
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Oh I forgot about no caulking or beauty ring around the copper pipe as it comes out of the house.

I've also seen the multi strand wedged in the same hole for the copper, and it gets worn down eventually.

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Old 01-29-2009, 11:46 AM
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When the multistrand exits a foundation from the same hole as the copper, that makes for difficult soldering work on that exit pipe.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:29 PM
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please leave a message at the beep....... beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep.
We're going down towards the border for a few days, see you guys on Sunday.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:36 PM
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I once saw where a homeowner had used a section of the 4" corrugated drain pipe for a valve box. Had duct tape over the top for the "lid".

How's that for cheap?

Oh yeah, the system is fed from 1/2" copper inside the house in 2 parts, one side fed from a hose bib and the other side fed from a dedicated line. Guess they didn't want to run the line across the back yard (which isn't irrigated). 3/4" mainline and laterals.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:43 PM
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How about using Hydronic valves (hot-water heating system) instead of real zone valves?
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:44 PM
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Not really cutting corners just stupidity.

When an installer spends twice as much for an RP then a DC. Installs it in the ground IMPROPERLY! 2" Below the surface with a lateral line directly below the rp!
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:41 PM
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Not really cutting corners just stupidity.

When an installer spends twice as much for an RP then a DC. Installs it in the ground IMPROPERLY! 2" Below the surface with a lateral line directly below the rp!
Nice pic.

Is that a lateral mushroom?
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:51 PM
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Nice pic.

Is that a lateral mushroom?

So I'll cave, what is a lateral mushroom?
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You thought that a pump that wasn't bolted down was bad.
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:20 PM
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Who needs a new pedestal when you can just attach the new controller to the old, bent up controller pedestal.
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