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Old 09-16-2012, 10:32 PM
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Aeration and irrigation

I know the heads are mostly along the sidewalks,but do the usually run lines into the middle even though there are no heads there? I should be safe if i stay away from the outsides,right?
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:35 PM
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Standard procedure is to run roughshod on the system and then feign surprise when it is damaged.

You basically have no idea where lines are and how deep they might be.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:12 PM
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It should be standard for an areator to either require the homeowner to flag the heads in the yard or charge for extra time to you to flag the heads. Basically stating that you have no idea how deep the pipes are and that you aren't responsible for the damage. Either way the heads need to be flagged
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Old 09-17-2012, 12:08 AM
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:03 AM
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Did up a head and check the line depth and direction. Chances are the lines will be at least that deep. You check the direction so you can get some idea of how the system was installed. Swing pipe != lateral pipe
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:31 AM
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Swing pipe means pipe could be pulled at any depth and still make a viable system, while being vulnerable to aeration damage.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:33 AM
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Swing pipe means pipe could be pulled at any depth and still make a viable system, while being vulnerable to aeration damage.
What's the purpose of flagging the heads then?
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:40 AM
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Heads you can flag. The pipe can't be flagged.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:58 AM
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Heads you can flag. The pipe can't be flagged.
You do understand what this means .... right?

Swing pipe != lateral pipe
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:09 AM
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I understand you can't count on doing no damage by aerating a lawn where all heads are marked and properly avoided.
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