1st System

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mikegyver, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'm unsure what to say, but that ground looks nice for a vibratory plow.
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pipe looks to be mighty shallow .... and too close to the tree
  3. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Instead of all those bricks around the meter box that you now have to mow around. Why don't you get another meter box and round box , sit them on top and flush with ground and then backfill. I think it would look better than a brick fort.
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  4. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We only have to go 6" below soil level.
    That would make it very hard to test the DCVA, and the customer wanted it done this way.
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    IMO, 8" deep should be the minimum cutoff. This puts you at or below most casual tools and equipment.

    A jumbo box would look cleaner, just for reference.
  6. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    6" of cover over the highest pipe in the trench according to the state code.
  7. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    I enjoy telling people 6-8 inches..

    and in established gardens or lush planting beds 4-6 :)

    flame away
  8. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's true. I had this and I made it work.
    Any deeper and it would have been nearly impossible to test the DC. Took me 5-10 minutes to test it this afternoon.

    Yup. Thats what I was following.
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    There was a brief period of time in which i had no problem with stacking pipe in trenches. This was in the beginng of my pool plumbing days. I learned after tunneling under a deck for a repair due to a concrete stake that, it is much easier to repair single pipe or pipe that was layed side by side with 3in of freeboard on each side.

    For that one reason i prefer single main/scattered valves over manifolded systems.

    I also prefer 18in cover for pressure lines and 12in for lats.

    Just what i prefer. :waving:
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  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Had a job with stacked pipes today. 1" poly pipe is leaking due to the edging stake having been driven through it -15 years ago!!! The 1" pipe is below........... the 3" corrugated pipe coming off the downspouts. The edging stake was driven through both pipes. It probably did not leak to begin with, but I'm sure it has been leaking for a few years, due to the wash out near it. Could not fix at that time, and that was one of the least important issues I found on this site!

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