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Drippity Doo Dah

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Sprinkus, May 19, 2012.

  1. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    Got to do a fun one last week. No sleeves or any type of access to run the irrigation for the pool pots from the the front yard irrigation.
    Nearest tie-in was the water heater piping in the "pool house".
    I was sweating bullets when I soldered the tie-in connection for fear of catching the pool house on fire. Everything went fine until a few hours later when I smelled and saw smoke. Turned out it was the next door neighbor's house. Someone there was burning "leaves".
    Dude didn't want to pay for all copper :rolleyes: so I used what I had on the truck and then transitioned to no hole Techline.
    I would have taken a picture of the Porsche I was working next to but it had a cover on it.








  2. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,108

    A few more pics.






  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,976

    You do what you gotta do, nice work. The only thing I did different, was to put the pots in saucers and elevate the pots, drill a hole in the saucers and snake the drip tube up through the bottom of the pot. I hate looking at that spaghetti tubing.
  4. Nicely done. I like those 6" spaced emitter tubes. Most of the time i used microsprays though. Customers seemed to like them better I'm guessing because they could see the water spraying.
  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,097

    Nice work. I recently ran sleeves for 1/4 drip for pot on the 4 corners of the pool. The designer said the tube could come out of the expansion joint for the coping. We will see how it works, I have my doubts.
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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is a special clear gel you can spray on surfaces near your soldering, so you don't leave scorch marks or burn the house down.
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    We did end up drilling holes near the bottoms of the pots to hide the tubing. Luckily I still had my old glass/ceramic drill bit on the truck for that.

    Thanks for the advice on the heat shielding gel. Next time I get stuck with a job like this I'll remember to pick some up!
  9. I'm waiting for somebody to ask about the backflow.
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,689

    I'm still wondering why they didn't do all the half-inch copper in bendable L tubing.

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