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Old 05-14-2014, 09:55 AM
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:21 PM
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how do I get this 12" square grate drain basin to quit floating up out of the ground when it rains?

I think i know less and less with everyday that passes
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:39 PM
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Umm, rocks?
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:33 PM
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First there's pressure gauge bubble tiltage, then there is no pressure gauge bubble tiltage, then there is.
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:27 PM
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Mr. Jim Thanks for the pictures, i just now noticed they were directed toward my attention and consideration.

I DO notice that the guage often reads 20 PSI. But, my sincere friend, I do not catch the significance of the pictured guage readings..?

What importance does it represent in that specific scenerio?
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:30 PM
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Mr Drought, what rocks?

On a seperate note, do you think this this because i didnt backfill properly??? I did give it a good tampering around the edges with a big sledge Hammer (handling it in the same manner that one would use a tamper) ((i figured it might compact even tighter than a regular tamper))

regardless, it still floats. (so i have an ugly concrete block standing on the grate for the time being)
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:50 PM
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First there's pressure gauge bubble tiltage, then there is no pressure gauge bubble tiltage, then there is.
That was fun. Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:54 PM
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Mr. Jim Thanks for the pictures, i just now noticed they were directed toward my attention and consideration.

I DO notice that the guage often reads 20 PSI. But, my sincere friend, I do not catch the significance of the pictured guage readings..?

What importance does it represent in that specific scenerio?
The pics were from different time frames. I chose a target pressure and documented the results. You have to benchmark your test results just like you do when analyzing irrigation systems.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:36 AM
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Digging the pics jim!! Looks like fun jobs!

I'm doing leak jobs almost on the daily now, I need to start taking pics.


I had a fun one the other day. Not a leak but a unique sitation. I determined there is water restriction prior to the meter. 85 PSI Max flow rate 10 GPM and drops to 20 dynamic on TC #1 . Inspected POC which appeared fine and no other additional shut offs. Meter fully open. I could hear restriction prior to the meter. I called the water district to do a flow test for me at the meter and the dumassay took a 5 gal buck to the hose bib and told the homeowner everything was fine which made ME look like the idiot..

Called up the WD to get them out there again as I found the same situation last year in the same neighborhood. The district confirmed my findings and had a contractor dig back to the city main where they discovered there tap into the main was not fully tapped in and prevented flow to the irrigation system.

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Old 05-15-2014, 05:38 AM
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Finding leaks isn't for the weak hearted Mitchell.
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