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A Little Trenching

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ZX12R, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 775

    So,last weekThursday,on the hottest day with heat indesex of 115,I decided to trench :hammerhead:. I did not want to,but,noone around here rents a vibratory plow. I will say this though,if this was my profession,theres no way in hell I would be trenching over plowing. Pulling pipe is faster and just sooo much cleaner.

    Larger roots were a bi*** and in one pic you can see all the rocks that I had to dig out the old fashion way with a pic and shovel.Apparently,the builder pushed all the rocks to my side of the property.:cry:

    Anyway below are a few picss.




  2. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,047

    I live in hell, so a trenching I will go.
    Nice work, and small rocks that come out easy. I wouldn't mind working a site like that.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,442

    there are many parts of Morris County that are far less easy to trench
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,758

    is that blue stuff blue lock? It looks rigid though

    No sod cutter?

    pulling is much easier
  5. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 775

    You trench for PVC in your region though,right? I have never seen an irrigation contractor in this region trench for poly.Maybe I just don't get out enough.New construction ,I can see trenching,but,on established lawns,it just make a mess and much more finish work.

    How in the world do you guys in Texas and surrounding areas work in heat like that ALL the time. Like I said,it was really hot and humid here last week with the heat index near 115 and some places near 120,but ,we do not get that for long periods.Luckily it only lasted 3 days.
  6. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,758

    Trenching for poly is not that bad.

    We do it for service line replacements to houses
  7. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 775

    No,no sod cutter,I added topsoil and a quality seed.

    The blue stuff is flexible electrical conduit....some also call it flex tubing.It is very hard,yet very flexible. In thepicture,I am usinig it for speaker wire.
  8. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,758

    I wonder why it's bright blue. Easy identification ?
  9. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 775

    Good question,I do not know the answer to that.
  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,013

    I thought it was pex
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