6" Main Line Repair

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by PurpHaze, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here was this morning's project. Everything went smoothly and not much damage to the field. Quite boring actually. :laugh:

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  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Picture set #2.

    GWHS VBB Outfield Main Line Leak IV-05.jpg

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  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Last pictures on the repairs.

    GWHS VBB Outfield Main Line Leak IV-09.jpg

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  4. Dirty Water

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    Did the water do any damage to the wiring?
     
  5. Do you ever get a day without a break in a water line? :)

    Do you work for a school district?
     
  6. advanced irrigation

    advanced irrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from tx
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    is that IPS or PIP pipe? you guys crack me up, i have been in the ag related irrigation feild for close to 10 years and i have seen the pictures you have taken at least twice a week. at least you had a backhoe.:weightlifter:
     
  7. PurpHaze

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    No damage of wiring from the water. However, we caught this leak quite early before it really caused any big problems. The guy operating the backhoe (Hogie) snagged two wires on the left side and pulled them just a little but that's as much my fault as anything. I spotted the wires on the right side and thought they all ran there so that's why I had him open up the left side for our working area. I fired all zones on this clock after the repairs were completed and made sure everything still worked fine.
     
  8. PurpHaze

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    Very rarely. Some leaks are bigger than others but there is always something to do. I have a dry erase board in my office where we track which sites have backflows or other isolation valves shut down. The list can be quite long at times. :)

    Yes. Forty-one sites with a new school opening in the fall.
     
  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    IPS or NPS... standard fittings until I get into some old 5" PVC or welded well casing which is odd. Then things get really interesting. We also have a lot of rough barrel and milled end transite in the ground that can be tricky.

    The backhoe was purchased a couple years ago and as far as I'm concerned it's more than paid for itself. Still hoping they will spend the 10k and buy the trencher attachment for when we install main lines. :)
     
  10. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    that looked like some good diggin dirt!!

    btw, do you know why they didnt use a gasketed mainline
     

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