Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #211  
Old 08-08-2013, 11:30 AM
Stillwater Stillwater is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The United States
Posts: 4,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Agape View Post
They call it an"under ground" sprinkler system because it's underground,
They're called "pop up" heads because they pop up from ...........under ground.
If you call me 'cause we broke a head,........... "I will be happy to give you an estimate to update and properly install your system."
Not to piss on a parade but....
Damageing a head has nothing to do with a properly installed system if you were intellectually honest you would know this..
Reply With Quote
  #212  
Old 08-08-2013, 02:15 PM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas-The Hilly part
Posts: 3,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillwater View Post
Not to piss on a parade but....
Damageing a head has nothing to do with a properly installed system if you were intellectually honest you would know this..
Nonesense...failed heads and improperly installed heads are most often an unseen hazard...when installed properly and proper functioning, heads don't get cut off etc..
Popups for lawn should be flush with dirt, no risers in lawn...

I'd agree that visible heads should be avoided...its not so easy
I call it 'Easter egg hunts' looking for heads which failed to retract into sleeve or installed improperly...not part of the mowing process to spend a bunch of time on this....keeep your system repaired and avoid problems and waste less water
__________________
1989 BlueChevy 1500 Extended cab with FULL bed
1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
2 50ft power cords
3 Leaf rakes
1 shovel
1 pocket knife
cooler for beer
lawn chair to enjoy a beer while I wait for the cash to be handed to me

Last edited by Weekend cut easymoney; 08-08-2013 at 02:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #213  
Old 08-08-2013, 02:21 PM
Stillwater Stillwater is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The United States
Posts: 4,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weekend cut easymoney View Post
Nonesense...failed heads and improperly installed heads are most often an unseen hazard...when installed properly and proper functioning, heads don't get cut off etc..
Now what does a stuck head have to do with install please explaine.
Reply With Quote
  #214  
Old 08-08-2013, 02:21 PM
birddseedd birddseedd is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 1,903
iv never seen one installed incorrectly. I have however taken one or two out with my plow.
Reply With Quote
  #215  
Old 08-08-2013, 02:23 PM
birddseedd birddseedd is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 1,903
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillwater View Post
Now what does a stuck head have to do with install please explaine.
he is talking about two different things. a failed head can be hard to see. but even then is pretty rare to hit
Reply With Quote
  #216  
Old 08-08-2013, 02:26 PM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas-The Hilly part
Posts: 3,224
Installed above the level of soil such that they present a hazard that most times cannot be seen is improper installation...if you need more height to get over grass when it grows tall, istall 6inch heads...

Stuck heads are a repair issue, when the seals dry out or spring fails therefore not allowing the nozzle to retract into the sleeve and also doesn't seal up when operating hence wasting water...not install problem
__________________
1989 BlueChevy 1500 Extended cab with FULL bed
1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
2 50ft power cords
3 Leaf rakes
1 shovel
1 pocket knife
cooler for beer
lawn chair to enjoy a beer while I wait for the cash to be handed to me
Reply With Quote
  #217  
Old 08-08-2013, 02:28 PM
Stillwater Stillwater is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The United States
Posts: 4,250
That's not how I took his post stuck heads have nothing to do with a bad or good install it just happends sticking heads does not mean the system is a poor install and that is what he is implying.
Reply With Quote
  #218  
Old 08-08-2013, 02:58 PM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas-The Hilly part
Posts: 3,224
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stillwater View Post
That's not how I took his post stuck heads have nothing to do with a bad or good install it just happends sticking heads does not mean the system is a poor install and that is what he is implying.
could mean cheap heads with weak springs, and or the seals wear out faster/harden if exposed above the ground ...maybe not proeprly maintained systems have more stuck heads/not regularly checked or run-
Attached Images
         
__________________
1989 BlueChevy 1500 Extended cab with FULL bed
1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
2 50ft power cords
3 Leaf rakes
1 shovel
1 pocket knife
cooler for beer
lawn chair to enjoy a beer while I wait for the cash to be handed to me
Reply With Quote
  #219  
Old 08-08-2013, 03:02 PM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas-The Hilly part
Posts: 3,224
here is one which will fail after a few years--
popups too close to the tree-

the roots seek out the moisture and wrap around the pipe-- these were in grass at one time-
Attached Images
 
__________________
1989 BlueChevy 1500 Extended cab with FULL bed
1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
2 50ft power cords
3 Leaf rakes
1 shovel
1 pocket knife
cooler for beer
lawn chair to enjoy a beer while I wait for the cash to be handed to me
Reply With Quote
  #220  
Old 08-08-2013, 03:10 PM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas-The Hilly part
Posts: 3,224
here is a no no--installed directly into the pipe--
anyone walking on the head or mower could easily crush the pipe below--

the other is what happened to the head installed near the tree...the roots grew over the nozzle
Attached Images
   
__________________
1989 BlueChevy 1500 Extended cab with FULL bed
1978 7ft Sears cargo trailer with added wood inserts to hold both my weedeaters
3 1976-83 vintage lawnboy lawnmowers with full self propel features as well as mulch kits
2 Sears electric weedeaters
1 green machine electric leaf blower
1 sears articulating hedge trimmer-electric
2 50ft power cords
3 Leaf rakes
1 shovel
1 pocket knife
cooler for beer
lawn chair to enjoy a beer while I wait for the cash to be handed to me
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:32 PM.

Page generated in 0.08712 seconds with 8 queries