Few lame pictures...

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by EagleLandscape, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    This one I took yesterday on a landscaping job. Raising all the heads because we are switching turf to groundcover. I replaced this 4" 1800 crapola with a 12" LX12. Look how many riser extensions are on this bad boy. I thought the digging wasnt gonna end.

    These two I took because we were trying to find the lateral line leak that was bubbling up. About 3' deep. Old sch80 pipe that weathermatic made years ago.

    1/2" was broken off inside the 2" T, so thankfully we could just chip the 1/2" out and not mess with the 2" T. (Camera phone sorry)

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  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Okay to chip out pipe then reuse that joint? Looks tasty.
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    1/2" pipe, schedule 80. cheap stuff.
    tiny hax saw blade with small cut, and then pop it out. as long as u dont do any damage to the female socket. also prime and clean out even though its a lateral. tons of glue. test, retest, no leaks, cover up, problem solved.
     
  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Amen, always something to watch out for!:clapping:
     
  5. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does Texas not believe in Swing joints?
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    You forget, Jon, Texas does not believe in standard valve boxes, either!:dizzy:
     
  7. No fraid not. Just cutoff nipples. I install swing joints on repairs if traffic was the problem.
     
  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yah some guy at Longhorn, I don't know his name, he has a son named James I believe? 10 years old. He was showing me these blue barb-to-half inch threads and he said thats what everyone has been using.
    I didn't even know they existed. He said only the old guys use cut of nipples. I told him I learned from a guy that has been doing it ever since it started...
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What do you consider standard valve boxes?

    The way I do it: Use a large rectangle box so it will house only one valve, with a gate valve right before the valve. large box allows tons of space in case you ever need to do work on the valve.

    On the other hand, I typically see a 6" valve box (if there is a box to begin with) either atleast one 1" valve. See 2 all too often, saw 3 in a box one time:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:
     
  10. Dirty Water

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    Manifolding valves is commonplace everywhere but texas.

    We also use those blue twisters and swing pipe instead of cut off nipples.
     

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