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Old 05-12-2014, 12:52 PM
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I ran over a control valve with the mower and it cracked

Is this my fault or the guy that installed the irrigation?
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:53 PM
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Pics?

Was the valve in a box with no cover?
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:55 PM
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There was a cover. But there are a lot of valves in the lawn that get ran over. This one seemed to be a lot shallower.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:03 PM
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Were you mowing with a 1200 lb ZTR?
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:09 PM
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Were you mowing with a 1200 lb ZTR?
Idk how much it weighs but a Toro 40" grandstand.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:12 PM
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Felt like the pipe was cracked going into the valve.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:22 PM
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It was probably a shallow valve box set right on top of the PVC pipe. Enough weight presses the box down on the pipe.

The question is, do you care to vet these properties before you take them on? Some of them are bound to have installs that aren't going to be able to take great weight on the valve boxes.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:34 PM
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No right answer to this question, both sides can be argued equally. Unfortunately, it's the lawn guy that usually ends up flipping the bill, right or wrong.
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Old 05-12-2014, 04:48 PM
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Is this my fault or the guy that installed the irrigation?
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It's on you, dude!
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:46 PM
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It's on you, dude!
Winner winner chicken dinner.

Makes no difference if it were one inch below ground, don't run over the boxes. Where's the sprinkler buddy? I've got some orange tires to trade him.
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