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Old 01-31-2013, 12:52 AM
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Its a sonic but no lights where main is- go figure... I can't have it dug out and everything prepared before water is off. I know they r not busy enough in wee hours of night to not justify letting me shut them off for say an hour Max... just good planning ahead of time like u say for worst case senerios... threaders, lights, fittings,tools....
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:55 AM
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:58 AM
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I like that
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I like that too. Jim is always full of awesome information.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:08 AM
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What type pipe?
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:16 AM
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Not sure yet.. if I was to guess id say pex but I'm not sure on age of building...if I remember correctly it looked like a hard pipe though... had soil all over it and have not dug it up to see. Just accessed it through small valve box. surely not galvanized...
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:03 AM
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Not sure yet.. if I was to guess id say pex but I'm not sure on age of building...if I remember correctly it looked like a hard pipe though... had soil all over it and have not dug it up to see. Just accessed it through small valve box. surely not galvanized...
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Being this a commercial site there should be a BFA before the irrigation/after the main, shouldn't there? Just a thought.

The size and type of pipe may make quite a difference in the plan of attack. The distance to the Sonic, where and how you can divert/direct the water to?

Can you use an inflateable plug to stop the pressured down flow?

How about a MA plug with an extension? The plug could be removed through the valve after the install.

The quicker that you can slow or stop the water, the less chance for a cross thread.

The less water, the cleaner the job and chance for problems.

What will the city allow for you to do with the water? Will they allow you to dump it onto the AC parking lot? large amounts of water in a planter will flood it out and then you have a mess.

Shutting down Sonics BFA will help but then will it have to be tested as per city?

Just a few ? to help a guy sleep.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:04 AM
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What's some tips or tricks you guys have used in the past to get these things broke loose... just change handle? Spray with penetrating lubricator? Tap on it... vise grips...??
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:25 AM
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Will a sillcock key fit the stem?
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:26 AM
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Dunno? Good question... hmmm
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