An interesting method of replacing pipe

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, May 19, 2012.

  1. mrsteve

    mrsteve LawnSite Member
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    Haven't seen it in person, but saw it done on one of those home improvement shows. They were replacing clay drain pipe and pulling the new drain behind it. Interesting idea, not so sure about replacing copper service though. I think about spending all day trying to shoot a bore under regular driveway due to all the builders trash that was under the concrete. That was with the under wonder deal, water and rotating drill bit. Finally had to drop down a couple of feet and start over, then it dove four or five feet. Nightmare times on bid jobs.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Isn't the replacement of galvanized steel with copper done similarly, but maybe with a percussion tool?
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    pipe bursting has been around for a long time. when it works it works great, when it doesn't you have to excavate. that was funny :laugh:
    many municipalities have those for the maintenance divisions

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=3955280&postcount=9

    http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php?p=4358523&postcount=13
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    forgot the terminology - "pipe bursting" brings to mind flushing cherry bombs in school bathrooms :)
     

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