Originally Posted by Mike Leary
That sounds dangerous as hell. We've cut through poly thinking it was water when it turned out to have valve wires inside. 115 or 220 could have been fatal.
Did that a few weeks ago. Electrical contractor directional bored all the lines (about 2" deep. the irrigation was lower than the electrical) to a Starbucks order thing and their menu board. Irrigation leak was right at the bottom of the post. Had 4 1" poly lines on top of the broken tee. Couldn't get access so I figured I would cut and repair to get better access...
Kwik-Cuts went right in and boom. Glad they were plastic handles. Sparked pretty good. Melted a hole in the metal edge of the cutters.
Got billed to by the property management company for the repair too...