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Old 10-17-2010, 11:04 PM
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Watering between side walk and street

Where I am we have to water the turf area between the sidewalk and road/curb with drip, the pain is that most of the time the drive way bi sects the strip and it is a pain to water both sides.

Looking for better ideas than what I am doing now which is using two valves in lue of boring under the drive to run a line to the other strip.

Thanks for the advice!
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:16 PM
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You basically have the best options already....

I think it would depend on the size of the strips and the customer

It depends on a per basis job but what I would do is take the smaller section of the curb lawn out of my original bid and give them a optional add on to irrigation this area.
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:24 PM
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Boots will tell you to just spray across the sidewalk and drive .... it is close enough.
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:34 PM
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Boots will tell you to just spray across the sidewalk and drive .... it is close enough.
Yea! Like this! Just water across the sidewalk
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:41 PM
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Yea! Like this! Just water across the sidewalk
WTF? RB makes some pretty cool (for plastic) strip sprays that would have taken care of that. With enough pressure, the MP Rotator strips would do it too.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:17 AM
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For future reference, it's called a parkway.
And a major pet-peeve of mine is when it isn't on it's own zone. That strip of grass being closer to the street is more prone to drying out with the sun reflecting off the asphalt.
Strip sprays in triangular spacing for parkways 4' and under. Half circles for parkways 5 feet and over. Spacing of the heads should not exceed the width of the parkway.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:41 AM
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I have special glasses that render sidewalks invisible ~ just proceed as though they aren't there
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:28 AM
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Around here, the parkway belongs to the city and not the homeowner, although it is the homeowner's job to take care of it. The city doesn't allow installation in the parkway, although some homeowners will have it done anyway.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:51 AM
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For future reference, it's called a parkway.
I call it a street strip. A parkway exists in the middle of the road, or as a 'median'. Potato/Poetawtoe

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Strip sprays in triangular spacing for parkways 4' and under. Half circles for parkways 5 feet and over. Spacing of the heads should not exceed the width of the parkway.

Sprays in small spaces are a thing of the past, if you care about overspray. SDI till we die!
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:54 AM
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Where I am we have to water the turf area between the sidewalk and road/curb with drip, the pain is that most of the time the drive way bi sects the strip and it is a pain to water both sides.

Looking for better ideas than what I am doing now which is using two valves in lue of boring under the drive to run a line to the other strip.

Thanks for the advice!
My guess is time and cost wise boring costs more than an extra valve. At least with a valve there are no unknowns. Boring can on occasion have disasters. It also weakens the driveway in the area of the bore. I've seen many a cracked sidewalk and driveway from an underwunder boring machine. I think you are doing it the best way. Still sux though.
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