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bad poly

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    today we rebuilt a system that was about 25-30 years old because for no reason at all every few weeks it would get a split in the pipe about 2"-3" long. this happened about 10 times this summer so i convinced the owner we need to rebuild this system becase its crazy to keep putting couplings all over the place. and no one was noticing this problem untill it washed out the hill because the owner is only at the house a few times a month. any one ever have this experiance?
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    End of service life..nickel dime clients forever..replace..start over.
     
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    was it non nsf pipe?

    Ive had some wicked brittle stuff in the ground..I mean It cracked when i gripped it....Im pretty sure it was old non nsf pipe..wicked cheap crap...we ripped it all up and put in good poly...
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    it wasn't brittle at all
     
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    weird..what size 1 inch?
     
  6. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    inch and a quarter
     
  7. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey neighbor

    Is this residential with 1 1/4 inch poly? Big property?

    Anywho, are there signs that the break areas are old scorings/scratches from when the poly was pulled? Was the water pressure increased recently?

    I know that some areas around us, the water pressure was boosted big time perhaps in an attempt to keep up with all the new houses going up.
     
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    it didnt look like it was scored with anything it just poped and it is on a well not street water
     
  10. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Man o' man... need some pics. It's usually us pipe guys taking the hits here and would be nice to see poly take its place in the "occasionally goes bad" arena. :laugh:
     

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