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costumer demands pay their water bill

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by garciajj612, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    (A) - Too many seals and connections for a possible leak.
    (B) - Exactly, walk the system during blow out and leaks can be found.
     
  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Surely you guys are not using a stethoscope on dirt? I am more of a probe kind of guy when wetness is present.
    Next thing I know you guys will be claiming to use ultra-sound location.
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Both of you are right (scarry), i would use the QC as an option but not as the rule for a couple of reasons.

    1) sealing issues.
    2) you aren't the one that you are proving the integrety to, it is the owner.
    3) while i don't doubt that you have all found yous share of leaks. Leaks are a specialty of mine. I have found hundreds.
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  4. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've tried stethoscopes on seeping valves with not much luck. If I can't hear it, it's not weeping.
     
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Son-o-phone and Fisher XLT-16.

    I'm not foolin about Dueky
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  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Good to know Jimmy.
     
  7. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    stethascope's are awesome! I've found plenty of weaping valves that wouldn't have been able to find with out it.


    though the accoustical leak detection owns all.

    I typically use the meter with a few min test..
     
  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,139

    I think they are too sensitive. A small leak under pressure makes a lot of noise.

    Is it seeping, weeping or weaping?
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,810

    Nah, accoustical equipment is extremely accurate. You have to tune out sounds that are not associated with water movement.

    I listen to the body and then each screw to get location. Hard to explain-easy to do.
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  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    That a boy, my elders, my girlfriends and my buddies call me jimmy!!
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