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Old 03-30-2011, 06:47 PM
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Been there, done that. heck just last week we dug a 6' hole to get to the shut off handle and drain on an older system. The drain was not there anymore, and I couldn't see what was going on. I went head first to feel the under side of the copper tee, and the 1/2" copper piece was broken off that was leading to the drain. So I went head first, and had my employee holding my feet and pulled me out. Frickin' cramp in my calf afterwards too.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:17 PM
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That's why they make picks and mattocks and gloves.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:13 PM
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The shoes look new also. Don't mean to be too tough but 16 hours for that hole seems a little slow. And after one hour if I don't find the sleeve, they pay me my hourly rate. I had one superintendent actually rent a small excavator for me, to dig my sleeves up, because his electrician put his sleeves real deep.
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:44 PM
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I know a sad tale from the oil fields, where a bit or something got stuck way down the well. They dropped some poor young guy down headfirst with a torch, but he was having trouble breathing down there, so they piped some oxygen down to him. Well, you can imagine what happened next. He survived, but was horribly burned.
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:01 AM
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are you sure that's not mitch?

Btw i need to ask you a question will, check your pm
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:02 AM
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This must be that new super jumbo valve box they keep talking about......

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That is more shocking than the kid under the sidewalk.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:36 AM
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It's a marketing opportunity for you - be the first one on the block with the newer, leaner, and meaner, five-inch round valve box.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:15 AM
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A 10' x 6" rectangular valve box would work good on that.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:24 AM
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Speaking of which, has anyone ever seen the "modular" boxes, that Rainbird (I think) was selling for a time? Pretty much straight-sided, and with a removable end (maybe both ends) ~ You could piece together a box to fit an over-long manifold set close to a house foundation.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:58 PM
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Not sure what to say on this one. Not my customer. The fence had blown down due to these crazy high winds this spring, and this was at the neighbor's yard.
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