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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ill make this quick...

    company I work for a few years back installed a 50 K system
    serious landscape, 200K in plantings easy...

    The well guy put in a well didn't test the H20 before giving the water boys the Nod to let A fly....

    So the sprinkler guys let it fly a few weeks later the whole landscape died..
    No one could figure it out...the water was there, to bad it was Salt Water.....

    PWNT!!!!!


    lawyers are involved people are still getting called....

    rule of thumb make sure that water gets tested...
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 22,068

    Or tasted. :laugh: Seriously, salt water intrusion is becoming very common
    out here. We had a client who had more money than sense, went down deep
    against the drillers advice, he hit water, lots....all salt. :cry:
     
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    ouch

    thats rough

    talk about a porkin
     
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Funny I did a job for a guy a few yrs back. Super rich house had over $250 k in windows.
    So much money he buy almost anything . The one thing he couldnt buy was more then 4 gpm to run the whole house and Irrigation
     
  5. zemzabob

    zemzabob LawnSite Senior Member
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    So needless to say it was a bad day for him.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    The beauty of it was he was a dork.
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    My dad had a system a few years ago that he designed. (just designed and didnt isntall) and the well guy was pumping out water at like 130-140 degrees or something crazy like that. Some huge school, ball fields, etc. Melted all of the pvc in the ground. Ditches were already covered up.
     
  8. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where do you get heated water from the ground in your area? Did he tap into a nuclear plants "cooling" water?

    Forget using it for irrigation, use it to heat the house in Winter and make hot water year round!
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    People use it all the time on these green built houses. Look up geothermal heating of homes or something like that.

    I considered that as a heating option for my house, but decided against it since it's relatively new.

    Then again, it only costs me $200 / yr to heat my house:):)
     
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Damn, close to that in a month here in the winter. But I bet your A/C kicks up the utilities in the summer doesn't it?
     

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