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Old 03-30-2011, 10:11 AM
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maybe they use 6-inch round boxes
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:44 PM
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How many maintenance men have come and gone and not dealt with that.

Even worse would be if they've had the same maintenance man all these years and he walked by it every day.
I know who does the service there and they have done it for years.
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:52 PM
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I had to do a double take on this one, found this on a TX irrigation co's website..



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Sometimes the sleeve is not where it was supposed to be according to 'the plan'. This is one determined guy. The project superintendent told us he was 100% sure that the sleeve was here. So we started to dig. After 8 hours, still no sleeve. He again assured us he saw it installed before the concrete and was 100% sure it was there. This picture is after 16 hours of digging, shoveling, pick-axing, chiseling, and scooping his way under the sidewalk . . . until the sidewalk ate him!
I would have given up after 1 hour god forbid 2 hrs... I would have bored a new hole!!

I also see a brand new shovel in the picture, hence the label hasnt even worn off. Not a good sign of a seasoned irrigator.
You can learn alot by looking at a mans shovel.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:07 PM
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I had to do a double take on this one, found this on a TX irrigation co's website..





I would have given up after 1 hour god forbid 2 hrs... I would have bored a new hole!!

I also see a brand new shovel in the picture, hence the label hasnt even worn off. Not a good sign of a seasoned irrigator.
You can learn alot by looking at a mans shovel.
are you sure that's not mitch?

btw i need to ask you a question Will, check your pm
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:07 PM
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That's how I sometimes felt when jetting a pipe under a sidewalk, where tree roots were involved.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:13 PM
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I always take the D-Handle off those shovels and put a straight wood handle on..
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:34 PM
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I like me a D-handle, at least for wood. Good for tight quarters.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:40 PM
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I also like the short D handle for tight quarters.

That kid's a trooper!

I just happen to be sitting in on an OSHA safety seminar tomorrow. This pic is wonderful.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:43 PM
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I agree on the tight quarters but im not a fan of the jarring you get
when your beating you shovel on some rock hard dirt.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:46 PM
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That's why they make picks and mattocks and gloves.
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