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Old 08-16-2011, 06:17 PM
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I have a 20" blade you could borrow if you want to take a trip east to the fabulous hamptons.
That is a generous offer, thanks. I'll let you know if it comes to that.

As a related aside, I've made irrigation repairs at many of these national chain fast food joints. I always find shallow high voltage conduit for lights and drive thru signs. Usually 4 inches or so deep and most of the time jammed up against the curbs. I do not know how they got that originally passed for code inspections.

So, I doubt the GC will want this buried very deep. It's his responsibility what he puts inside the conduit.

Also, I'd hate to try to remove the already installed blade, it's been in one position for years!
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:40 PM
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Isn't switched power often buried shallower?
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:38 PM
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I hate those big blades...

Greenmonstah- its mostly sand there isn't it?
There is alot of sand but there is also clay, loam, and areas with probably 50 golfball sized stones in 1 cubic foot of sandy soil.
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:53 PM
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At least those stones are fairly smooth.... for those who don't know, Long Island was formed by an Ice-Age glacier. Ground everything down to make all this sand.

Any sharp rocks are from the cr@p filler buried by the builders before they put down 2 inches of poor topsoil.

Occasionally I do find potato sized rocks. 98% of the time it is easy digging, except where the cr@p filler has been compacted down.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:08 PM
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As a related aside, I've made irrigation repairs at many of these national chain fast food joints. I always find shallow high voltage conduit for lights and drive thru signs. Usually 4 inches or so deep and most of the time jammed up against the curbs. I do not know how they got that originally passed for code inspections.
That happened to me last year. Doing a repair at a Starbucks and there were multiple poly lines all over the place, one line in the way of me getting to the fitting. Not thinking anything of it, cut right through the poly and whacked a 120v with my cutters. Glad I was using my crappy plastic cutters which had the blade melt when it hit the line.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:07 PM
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PVC conduit pull was uneventful. No pics though. Longest pull was 150 feet, straight run. Amazingly only one sprinkler line break.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:27 PM
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No pics though
Throw the lowlife off the forum.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:54 PM
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There is alot of sand but there is also clay, loam, and areas with probably 50 golfball sized stones in 1 cubic foot of sandy soil.
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Old 08-21-2011, 01:29 PM
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I have a hammer like that
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Old 08-21-2011, 03:46 PM
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