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Old 01-03-2012, 04:50 PM
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Power isn't always available. We do carry a junk pump and a generator, but it's very heavy . We don't pull that stuff off the trailer unless we have to.

Shop Vac & a small generator makes sense though, I'll look into it. thanks for the idea.
24volt wet/dry vacs are available, the vac is under a $100, the batteries and charger are sold seperately though. it's about a $250 buy in but look at the time saved. not only can you save a bunch of time but the mess is contained.

i use a shop vac to clean out VBs, don't use too much water and keep reusing the original water by pouring it back into the box when the vac is full.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:24 PM
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24volt wet/dry vacs are available, the vac is under a $100, the batteries and charger are sold seperately though. it's about a $250 buy in but look at the time saved. not only can you save a bunch of time but the mess is contained.

i use a shop vac to clean out VBs, don't use too much water and keep reusing the original water by pouring it back into the box when the vac is full.
even better
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:50 PM
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Funny, you guys mention removing water from trenches and holes. Started a install last week. The meter happened to be under water, two hours and two feet deep later water is still coming out of the ground. Needless to say we have had a lot of rain, and the meter is at the bottom of the slope. I ended up getting a small pump at lowes and was able to at least find the Water line 1" HDPE and the place I want to tie in has a curve in it. ::Sigh:: Anybody know about crossing driveways on slopes?
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:55 PM
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Why not utilize the meter's setter union?
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:57 PM
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Anybody know about crossing driveways on slopes?
Always point uphill?

Keep your skis together?
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:45 AM
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Anybody know about crossing driveways on slopes?
I believe there's a mathematical formula if you gather a bunch of calculations. but if you have a 2x4 board roughly the length of the driveway and a level you can get a fairly accurate grade for boring.
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:41 PM
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Funny, you guys mention removing water from trenches and holes. Started a install last week. The meter happened to be under water, two hours and two feet deep later water is still coming out of the ground. Needless to say we have had a lot of rain, and the meter is at the bottom of the slope. I ended up getting a small pump at lowes and was able to at least find the Water line 1" HDPE and the place I want to tie in has a curve in it. ::Sigh:: Anybody know about crossing driveways on slopes?
These are handy:

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-full-...ine-68370.html
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:56 PM
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Why not utilize the meter's setter union?
Not sure, never really played around with the fittings on the meter. Got the tie in done today though. 1" ford compression x mpt fittings, with stiffners for the HDPE, 1" brass tee, 2-1"x3" sch. 80 nipple and a 1" brass curbstop. Anyone ever use a borzit tool?
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:21 AM
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http://www.borzit.com/
It says it's "rock solid reliable".
Now if it was 'solid rock reliable' I might try it.

Check out the guy boring coral in his shorts and sandals. Safety first!

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Old 01-11-2012, 09:09 AM
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I have an older borzit that came with some inventory years ago, that I bought off a guy that was retiring. Never used it.
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