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Old 12-17-2013, 02:41 PM
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I'm not really buying it, mind you, but maybe there's someone out there dumb enough to not set a big gun above head height. I do remember one residential system done with Thompson rotors with such a high-pressure high-volume spray, that it was painful to touch the stream of water.
The nozzle thrust of the big gun style of head must be pretty high but I have seen these animals up close and personal a time or two and can assure you that they are pretty resilient. The part that amazes me is that someone could actually find a place in a feedlot close enough to the ground to install a big gun that would injure much less kill anything.
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:30 PM
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:37 PM
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Is this an all 2-wire system? Or just your new work?
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:41 PM
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[QUOTE=greenmonster304;4921868]A few progress pics





Where is the trench spoil in the first 2 pics? Due to this being a horse facility, are you backfilling with a stabilized material?
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:51 PM
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The original system is conventional, but it is a mess. They have multi strad run all over, splices that no one remembers where they are, main line and wire buried under 8' berms. So I thought that 2 wire was they way to go, even though I am only installing 6 zones (sprinklers) given the size of the property expansion is likely.
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:57 PM
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Where is the trench spoil in the first 2 pics? Due to this being a horse facility, are you backfilling with a stabilized material?
I was not responsible for any of the trenching on this project. They had their guy do it. I just painted out where I wanted it.

In those pics the spoiles were removed because they used that same trench to fix a drainage problem that they had. They dug the trench 5' down through the clay to sand then back filled 2' with trucked in sand, we installed our main then they filled the rest with sand.
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:04 PM
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The original system is conventional, but it is a mess. They have multi strad run all over, splices that no one remembers where they are, main line and wire buried under 8' berms. So I thought that 2 wire was they way to go, even though I am only installing 6 zones (sprinklers) given the size of the property expansion is likely.
What'd you decide to use for the controller?
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:59 AM
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We are going with the hunter dual because the manager and the grounds crew are all familiar with the hunter clocks. They already have two I cores on the site so there will be no learning curve.
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:39 AM
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What are you going to do for trench compaction? will all that sand settle? All this type of work is new to me sorry for the new guy questions...will you use water or a jumping jack to compact? Sod over the top?
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:38 PM
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We are going with the hunter dual because the manager and the grounds crew are all familiar with the hunter clocks. They already have two I cores on the site so there will be no learning curve.
The DUAL is a great controller, price is right and we often get asked "why are you using 2-wire for only 10 zones" LOL

Your work looks top notch and it is refreshing to see. Good job!
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