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Old 02-06-2014, 04:48 AM
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you guys like pics

This is for the boot lovers. A repair I did this summer, faulty solenoid, old valve, so rebuilt it like usual. Of course after I changed parts out and took this pic, I dug out the dirt around the valve assembly before backfilling.

Nothing fancy to see here, just had to locate the valve, which was about 3 in below grade. Def did not expect the valve to be where it was, within a few feet either direction from the corner intersection. All the other zones on the street except these two had valves behind the sidewalk easement.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:50 AM
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Sounds like those valves were installed out in the public right-of-way

That's one of my top 5 pet peeves of dumb irrigation rookies installation mistakes.
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:45 AM
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They were.....which was why I mentioned it. not the best idea
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:55 AM
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This is for the boot lovers. A repair I did this summer, faulty solenoid, old valve, so rebuilt it like usual. Of course after I changed parts out and took this pic, I dug out the dirt around the valve assembly before backfilling.

Nothing fancy to see here, just had to locate the valve, which was about 3 in below grade. Def did not expect the valve to be where it was, within a few feet either direction from the corner intersection. All the other zones on the street except these two had valves behind the sidewalk easement.
What kind of connectors are those?

What brand boot?
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:10 AM
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Please don't mow over valves
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:16 PM
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What kind of connectors are those?

What brand boot?
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wonverine, nothing special.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:20 PM
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wonverine, nothing special.
Are those with steel toe
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:43 PM
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yerp, they sure be
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:40 PM
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Please don't mow over valves
Thank you for cursing me!

one of the biggest mistake that happens when I do something like this.
Doing a clean up for a bank repo here in town. Needs to be ready by this Saturday, relator called me today at 14:32 this afternoon.

Cut back landscape and then check irrigation afterwards, tell bank repair estimate, get approval.

I usually only do the clean up and system check...Why, clean up relator pays for and will get paid by the guy within 30 days. Bank, lucky if you get paid in 120 days for $100 repair. not worth the head ache....only took me 4 jobs done in one month to learn this.
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