Anyone use one of these for sleeve installs

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Harry0, May 6, 2006.

  1. Harry0

    Harry0 LawnSite Member
    from NJ
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  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have lots and lots of rock here.

    I don't think it would work well.

    I could see it working in loamier soils, or sand.
     
  3. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    I saw that in a magazine the other day & i thought about buying it. The only problem i saw with it in the picture i thought it should be about a foot longer some sidewalks vary in width.
     
  4. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    WHAT A ROYAL PITA THAT SETUP WOULD BE. BORE THE JOB AND BE DONE WITH IT. INVEST YOUR MONEY ON SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER. A BORE WITH OUR 255SX TAKES FIVE MINUTES, TOPS. AND NO SLEDGEHAMMER!!!!

    JOHN:dancing:
     
  5. VWBOBD

    VWBOBD LawnSite Member
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    BOY ARE YOU WRONG, I WILL CHALLENGE YOU TO BORE UNDER A SIDE WALK QUICKER THAN I CAN GET THROUGH WITH THIS BAD ASS TOOL
    , I GET THROUGH WITH ABOUT 3 SMACKS OF THE HAMMER. YOU WOULDNT EVEN HAVE THE HOSE HOOKED TO THE BORER AND ID BE DRINKING A COLD ONE. YOU SHOULD TRY ONE BEFORE POSTING AN ASININE RESPONSE LIKE THAT. IVE USED BOTH MANY MANY TIMES AND THIS TOOL IS BY FAR THE BEST FOR SIDEWALKS
     
  6. Green Sweep

    Green Sweep LawnSite Senior Member
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    I dig until I am below the gravel & then, using a sledge hammer, pound my digging bar through to create a hole. It usually only takes a couple of whacks. Because of the heavy clay here, its easy. We use the bore for driveways. Too much hassle, & too time consuming to bore every sidewalk. I'd rather have the machine pulling pipe.

    Rob
     
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Me thinks that Beavis and Butthead is a troll. :dancing:

    Most of our walks are wide and most of what would be going under them is larger than what you'd want to pound.
     
  8. VWBOBD

    VWBOBD LawnSite Member
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    :cry: YOUD HURT MY FEELINGS WITH THAT........IF I HAD ANY FEELINGS
     
  9. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
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    Why do all the work preparing for a bore and only put in a 1" sleeve. If you glue on to the pipe, like the ad says, then it is not a sleeve. It is simply your pipe. I suppose this tool would be helpful if you had to reach a tiny area on the other side of the sidewalk that required running no more than 3/4" pipe and no wires to. I do know you can run more than one of these, but in some cases that would still be inadequate.
    How much does it cost? It could come in handy in those situations (for me, few) in which all you needed was a 1" sleeve.
     
  10. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    it is 113 bucks....and in all honesty it looks like a big tent peg you'd see at the fair grounds holding the ropes for the circus tent... when I lived in Florida, I used a hose and pipe and "washed" my sleeves under the sidewalks and driveways....

    if you really want one of those Sleeve stakes. go here http://www.hogantentstakes.com/catalog/25 and save yourself about a hundred bucks....and if you already spent 113 bucks on one....don't you feel like you wasted money now....:)

    I woudl also think if you had a rocky soil, you might nick up or damage the leading edge of the pipe too much to be able to glue on a good fitting...

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