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Old 09-12-2012, 05:57 PM
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Just got my crazy rods

These things are cool
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:01 PM
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witching rods?

i've had a lot of luck just using flags. granted i had a general idea where the pipe was.
last week i had to locate a 1" poly line in a 5' area. crappy hard pan site. got it with the sticks dead on.

i did a little celebration dance
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:18 PM
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i did a little celebration dance
Variation of the Joe Boxer dance?
Mine is the "Go jimmy" dance.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:26 PM
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more like the indian rain dance, just kept my left foot on the ground
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:19 PM
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These things are cool
Wait 'til you locate something that is absolutely not there.
I once located ahead of electricians doing a 3' deep duct bank, marked an unknown line that I witched. They dug down to solid bed rock and there was nothing there.

Other than that they have been an absolute life saver more times than I can count.
Welcome to the "witching" club!
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:48 PM
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i thought you gave up the voodoo!?!
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:41 PM
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They are definitely a must have, not appropriate for all jobs but they've saved my a$$. My last pair I used #14 direct burial stripped.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:03 PM
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Here are some other pics


Cut out 4 Toro flow pro's( suck) three of which in a manifold with 1 in an econo next to a well in cobble stone well.

Wasn't told to fix the crooked PVB, so I didn't. I had to install 4 new valves , T the main, and hook up 2 wires for the two new zones down below.
First step was to tie the hedges back as much as possible so I could get my large self in there..Then clear the mulch rocks.



At this point I had just removed the mulch and the rocks in an extremely tight area hard on a hedge that was maybe 2 feet to the house..



I was going to quick so no pictures of the flow pros excavated which took well over an hour as to not damage any pipes, PVB. Here is the DV's with the T'd main connection. Yes sloppy with the glue but when you need 3 hands this is what happens.


Crazy enough I did not disturb any of the 3/4 feeds but I put my trench in tarped it up as usual.


Went under a little hardscape.


Next by the lace cap and to the natural area with a main and 5 strand.



The clean up



Wasn't much mulch to work with but I robbed Peter to pay Paul.


from the far, more pics to come of the heads and other stuff.


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Old 09-13-2012, 09:49 PM
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That poly pipe upstream of the valves is wack.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:04 AM
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Looks good but don't you know you should never use poly as a pressurized mainline even if it's 6" long.
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