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Old 12-19-2013, 06:10 PM
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yup, contractor is gonna eat it.
I doubt it, it was installed 3 years ago. Should have been inspected during installation. I'm not sure why they used that type of aeration.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:24 PM
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I had that happen to me when I worked for another guy. We installed a big system at a horse farm in the fall the we blew it out right away. We went back in the spring to turn it on and none of the zones would pop. We discovered that over the winter they used a deep tine aerator and punctured all the poly laterals that were 10"-12" deep. We must have put in 50 couplings.
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:36 PM
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I doubt it, it was installed 3 years ago. Should have been inspected during installation. I'm not sure why they used that type of aeration.
I have a feeling that you're right.
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:41 PM
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those big green aerators golf courses use get some serious depth... that being said we bought one of the toro stand on units and have hit a few pipes here and there to our amazement. 4" of cover isn't that hard folks.
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:04 PM
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I think you can get a 1 1/4" x 16" hollow tine for a verti-drain if you want.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:43 AM
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That is a monster.....damn...
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:00 PM
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now everybody'll want one
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:19 PM
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Used to have one of those to do athletic fields. Big pain the ass is all it was. They were always breaking tines on it.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:13 PM
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I'm thinking if you really need that thing to get a lawn to grow, then the original soil prep was never there to begin with.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:02 PM
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I've only seen deep tine aeration done on putting green's, and it really help's old push up surface's, it's not meant for home lawn's. That machine cost's about $25,000 and you need a 50 HP tractor to run it. The tractor need's a a optional creeper gear and when it's working it go's so slow that you can walk faster that it move's. It really doe's raise the surface of a green by an inch or two because of the kicking action of the tine's. It will cause some damage to head's and quick coupler's if they aren't flagged, and even then, i've had to replace a few. They were originally developed in Holland for tulip field's.

Here's a link for redexim, they make a good machine. http://redexim.com/
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