Cutting corners

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh I forgot about no caulking or beauty ring around the copper pipe as it comes out of the house.

    I've also seen the multi strand wedged in the same hole for the copper, and it gets worn down eventually.

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    Last edited: Jan 29, 2009
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    When the multistrand exits a foundation from the same hole as the copper, that makes for difficult soldering work on that exit pipe.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    We're going down towards the border for a few days, see you guys on Sunday.
     
  4. justgeorge

    justgeorge LawnSite Senior Member
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    I once saw where a homeowner had used a section of the 4" corrugated drain pipe for a valve box. Had duct tape over the top for the "lid".

    How's that for cheap?

    Oh yeah, the system is fed from 1/2" copper inside the house in 2 parts, one side fed from a hose bib and the other side fed from a dedicated line. Guess they didn't want to run the line across the back yard (which isn't irrigated). 3/4" mainline and laterals.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    How about using Hydronic valves (hot-water heating system) instead of real zone valves?
     
  6. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not really cutting corners just stupidity.

    When an installer spends twice as much for an RP then a DC. Installs it in the ground IMPROPERLY! 2" Below the surface with a lateral line directly below the rp!

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  7. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice pic.

    Is that a lateral mushroom?
     
  8. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    So I'll cave, what is a lateral mushroom?
     
  9. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    You thought that a pump that wasn't bolted down was bad.

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  10. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Who needs a new pedestal when you can just attach the new controller to the old, bent up controller pedestal.

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