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Old 04-17-2011, 08:06 AM
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Questions on enclosures

I need to give a price to a townhome complex for replacing a stolen 1" Febco 825YA and adding a theft prevention enclosure. I haven't really looked at the different enclosure options, and it's not like Ewing has all the different models on hand. The one they are suggesting is the Guardshack http://ewing1.com/product/p33/ews_33010115.htm What others are you all working with?

I figure it's going to be a minimum of $1500-$2000 to replace the RP, pour a pad, and install the enclosure. Never mind the time involved flushing out the mainline or cleaning out valves due to the dirt that is now in the outgoing pipe. Any advice?

On a funny note, last fall after blowing out their systems, the city guys also cut off their RPs for the parks and medians that were inside their enclosures. I figured they were going to reinstall with unions this spring. Nope. Straight couplers back onto the pipes. Not sure why they cut them off then, unless they rebuilt them all over the winter in the shop.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:14 AM
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We're using All Spec. Nice product, great prices. They are a So Cal company so I'm not sure if you can get em in CO but it may be worth looking into. www.allspecenclosures.com
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:22 AM
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Thanks Dan. Do you guys pour a pad? I know some cages have a fiberglass type pre-formed pad. I'm not a concrete guy, but I have poured a couple pads with contractors in the past ('97 log home build). So I'm probably going to pour it myself.
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:44 AM
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We use this guy Dana. He's in Texas and makes a variety of decorative and custom enclosures. They're cheaper than the Hot Box and others, yet very high quality. We've done the cement pad thing before....I kind of like the fiberglass finish look of these better.

Might be worth a check out to you.

http://www.guardshackenclosures.com/...ts/enclosures/
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:52 AM
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I like these http://www.safe-t-cover.com/
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:42 AM
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Gorilla Cages. http://www.gorillacages.com
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Old 04-17-2011, 02:04 PM
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Thanks Dan. Do you guys pour a pad? I know some cages have a fiberglass type pre-formed pad. I'm not a concrete guy, but I have poured a couple pads with contractors in the past ('97 log home build). So I'm probably going to pour it myself.
yeah... nothing fancy though. We just form it up with some 2x4 and = pour a pad that will allow for an additional 6" of concrete on each side of the cage. Nothing too thick though.... 4"
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:19 PM
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Don't forget to sleeve the pad and add gravel in between for stability.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:32 PM
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Don't forget to sleeve the pad and add gravel in between for stability.
Yup. Already figured that. I don't want to concrete around the copper.
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:08 PM
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Yup. Already figured that. I don't want to concrete around the copper.
WHAT! You don't use threaded brass nipple stock?
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