East Texas Proscapes, LLC

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by ETPRO, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. rockycrab

    rockycrab LawnSite Member
    from oregon
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    or.. does not. LOL
     
  2. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
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    This wasn't fun... Never a good day when one has to work on a sprinkler leak while laying on your back underneath a sidewalk. Gotta say I was proud of my guys for working on this one. And to answer the questions, I too did get in the hole after trying to follow the explanation of what made up this nightmare. Reached a point, gotta see it for yourself. All 3 lines were broken. Hours later. Plumbed up, pressured up and covered up. A shower has never felt so good in my life. Second picture is of the finished work. Originally the 1" pipe was blocking us from working on the 1/2" pipe and was all contained in a pre-existing sleeve. They changed up the shape of the sidewalk and left this for us to find on our own.

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  3. rockycrab

    rockycrab LawnSite Member
    from oregon
    Posts: 160

    No sleeves huh? How far back are those elbows from the walk edge? And is that what broke? Bad glue fittings on elbows under a walkway?
     
  4. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
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    No sleeves on this one. Elbows are approx 18" off of edge of walk. There was an existing sidewalk there, they rotated the direction it went by a few degrees and widened it. Was an existing sleeve, with 2 tees and a 90. 2 tees were broken from the skid steer they ran while grading for new concrete. We came in and moved 2 valves and fixed 3 pipe breaks while they were grading. We abandoned the un-necessary side of the tee and repaired with a 90. The problem I saw with repairing with a sleeve was there would still be just as much risk for a leak underneath the sidewalk with a 90 or a coupling and (one of which would be necessary) and much additional digging and labor would be required. If the fittings were any farther underneath the walk, I would of used a sleeve. Have a worse picture of a repair we are going to have to work on Monday. 2" cut mainline, needing additional sleeving material, and 22 cut wires right where they too enter the sleeve. Gonna be a fun next few weeks with repairs.
     
  5. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just going back though my thread this morning. You didn't happen to build my sprayer did you? Just now put 2 & 2 together.
     
  6. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 311

    A bit behind on posting pictures. Here are some random ones from this past year.

    pic 1&2: What can I say, no matter how many trucks and trailers you have sometimes, you just have to do what you have to do to get it done.
    A couple of action shots of the sprayer doing work. A banner one of the local restaurants asked us if we would like to put up for free to just fill some space on their wall. MUCH THANKS!!!
    And a light overhaul we installed. Few new fixtures and new bulbs in some of the good existing fixtures.

    And a disappointing crape myrtle I purchased. And when i got to my destination and saw this, needless to say, the "30 gallon" crape myrtle that was approx a 5 gal B&B crape myrtle the day before went back to the nursery along with my "nun-too-pleased" monologue. Got my money back too. We also aren't buying crape myrtles there anymore.

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  7. JContracting

    JContracting LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That banner is AWESOME!!!!!! I want one. Has it landed you much work?

    I'd never put plants in my cab, the thought of bugs on them and getting into my truck just creeps me out, especially down south with the poisonous ones. I'm thankful I have a long bed in situations like that!
     
  8. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 311

    Desperate times, desperate measures. Not about to let a little spider keep me away from a pay day. And I had the seats folded up and I have a big rubber cargo mat. Otherwise wouldn't of done it.
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  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,750

    Can you ballpark what you pai on that banner? Thats one of my winter projects. Thinking i can throw it on the fence while I'm working on a job and take it with me after. Use it at shows etc too. You can pm if you want
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  10. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
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    Been a while since we made them, but I want to say they ran us $75 ea. We had two made. Don't know how they fair in the sun. Both have been hanging inside at different locations.
     

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