Aeration and irrigation

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by grandview (2006), Sep 16, 2012.

  1. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    I know the heads are mostly along the sidewalks,but do the usually run lines into the middle even though there are no heads there? I should be safe if i stay away from the outsides,right?
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Standard procedure is to run roughshod on the system and then feign surprise when it is damaged. :p

    You basically have no idea where lines are and how deep they might be.
     
  3. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    It should be standard for an areator to either require the homeowner to flag the heads in the yard or charge for extra time to you to flag the heads. Basically stating that you have no idea how deep the pipes are and that you aren't responsible for the damage. Either way the heads need to be flagged
     
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Voodoo sticks!
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  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Did up a head and check the line depth and direction. Chances are the lines will be at least that deep. You check the direction so you can get some idea of how the system was installed. Swing pipe != lateral pipe
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Swing pipe means pipe could be pulled at any depth and still make a viable system, while being vulnerable to aeration damage.
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    What's the purpose of flagging the heads then? :hammerhead:
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Heads you can flag. The pipe can't be flagged.
     
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    You do understand what this means .... right?

    Swing pipe != lateral pipe
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I understand you can't count on doing no damage by aerating a lawn where all heads are marked and properly avoided.
     

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