Bad Caddy Shack Sitch

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by PurpHaze, May 19, 2007.

  1. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Performed a walkthrough on a site yesterday where four zones were not operating. Major gopher problem on this site especially since they're building new homes around it and driving the gophers onto the property.

    Prolly one of the reasons I won't use "funny pipe" for swing joints either. :)

    Now that the valves are fixed the safety issue will even get worse. As the ground softens from the watering the existing gopher holes/runs will collapse under the weight of mowers and foot traffic. :dizzy:

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  2. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll trade my squirrels and ants straight up for your gophers.
     
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    LOL... Every one of the valve boxes had colonies of black/red piss ants that left welts on my wrists.

    We have three sites inundated with squirrel holes too.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can look forward to rattlesnakes in Yakima....Purps.
     
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Rattlesnakes don't bother me. I grew up with all types of snakes. :)
     

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