10 lbs of stuff in a 5 lbs bag

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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    I'm not criticizing but, I think in a year or so when you have to service this, you're going to really wish you'd dug out some more and put some landscape fabric and pea gravel below that box, it's going to be a real ***** when it starts to fill up with dirt. Or doesn't drain and fills with water with the pressure switch and power connections in there. It's a tidy job otherwise, just thinking down the road a little.
     
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Down the road if it needs service just dig it up... I mean why fuss around in that small box..

    Devon, man that looks fantastic..Your hands do real nice work.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    what in the world is a pressure switch doing below grade? :dizzy:
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Waiting to fail, I would guess. Up north that is illegal to have 115 volts in a v.b with 24-volts.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    that pressure switch belongs above grade, even if everything else stays in the box
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Gives you more room for valves, plus, are those things waterproof? :dizzy:
     
  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    I think you should keep 120 in a seal tight connection and so deep or 12" above grade. I would have to ask my electrican friend to be sure.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    a pressure switch isn't even rain-proof - homeowners with bright ideas like this should be asked when was the last time they took a bath with a plugged-in toaster being thrown in the tub
     
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    EP's and PE's a like.
     
  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    There is no 24v in there. Buried tanks and swtitches are quite common here.
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