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Old 04-25-2013, 11:02 PM
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I'm unsure what to say, but that ground looks nice for a vibratory plow.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:32 AM
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Pipe looks to be mighty shallow .... and too close to the tree
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:37 PM
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Instead of all those bricks around the meter box that you now have to mow around. Why don't you get another meter box and round box , sit them on top and flush with ground and then backfill. I think it would look better than a brick fort.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:03 AM
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Pipe looks to be mighty shallow .... and too close to the tree
We only have to go 6" below soil level.
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Instead of all those bricks around the meter box that you now have to mow around. Why don't you get another meter box and round box , sit them on top and flush with ground and then backfill. I think it would look better than a brick fort.
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That would make it very hard to test the DCVA, and the customer wanted it done this way.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:35 AM
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We only have to go 6" below soil level.
IMO, 8" deep should be the minimum cutoff. This puts you at or below most casual tools and equipment.

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That would make it very hard to test the DCVA, and the customer wanted it done this way.
A jumbo box would look cleaner, just for reference.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:46 PM
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6" of cover over the highest pipe in the trench according to the state code.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:24 PM
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I enjoy telling people 6-8 inches..

and in established gardens or lush planting beds 4-6


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Old 04-29-2013, 10:36 PM
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A jumbo box would look cleaner, just for reference.
That's true. I had this and I made it work.
Any deeper and it would have been nearly impossible to test the DC. Took me 5-10 minutes to test it this afternoon.


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6" of cover over the highest pipe in the trench according to the state code.
Yup. Thats what I was following.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:19 PM
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There was a brief period of time in which i had no problem with stacking pipe in trenches. This was in the beginng of my pool plumbing days. I learned after tunneling under a deck for a repair due to a concrete stake that, it is much easier to repair single pipe or pipe that was layed side by side with 3in of freeboard on each side.

For that one reason i prefer single main/scattered valves over manifolded systems.

I also prefer 18in cover for pressure lines and 12in for lats.

Just what i prefer.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:51 PM
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There was a brief period of time in which i had no problem with stacking pipe in trenches.
Had a job with stacked pipes today. 1" poly pipe is leaking due to the edging stake having been driven through it -15 years ago!!! The 1" pipe is below........... the 3" corrugated pipe coming off the downspouts. The edging stake was driven through both pipes. It probably did not leak to begin with, but I'm sure it has been leaking for a few years, due to the wash out near it. Could not fix at that time, and that was one of the least important issues I found on this site!
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