filling in trenches

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by superintendent, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just not comfortable crossing up to 6 lateral lines, main and wire yet I guess.
     
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nothing like using a good ol' jumping jack tamper to compact the trenches. Gov't jobs I worked on years ago, required core testing to make sure compaction was done right. Damn thing beat me up pretty good.
     
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    It's easy. Either get a blade that can be adjusted or what I do most of the time is shut the shaker box off when I am about 12"- 6" from the pipe I will cross and raise the blade as I cross it slowly. Even if you grab the other pipe with the blade if you are paying attention you can back up before you damage it.
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  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can do it. You have the equipment to locate the wire path and get an accurate depth measurement.
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  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I might have the equipment just lacking the expertise/confidence on depth measurement! I watched the video but have yet to try it out in the field.

    btw just bought an armada pro800. Called armada and bought a refurb one Seemed like real nice people. You still happy with yours?
     
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  6. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is a good tip to turn the shaker off.
     
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    How can i not be happy with it, it took me years of begging to have someone build a locator that a man can really push.

    Having 2 response modes available at the push of a button enables one to verify target accuracy on the run rather than comparing the depth measurements taken from both sides.

    The broadcast mode gets used by me more and more often. I have even located 20 plus valves with it in broadcast mode.

    Let's put it like this, i used to carry a 521, a 700, a tr4110 and a Dynatel 573dl at all times. Now i carry the 800 and the 4110 at all times. I carry the 4110 because i can couple or direct connect @ 84k and it fills the gap between 2k and 175k.
    You might get more info if you read the manual instead of just watching the video.

    How do you like your Pipehorn?
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  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    " water is not an approved compaction meathod" but it works real well.
     
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Or pull out completely and have a laborer hand dig the cross.
     
  10. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Pipehorn is pretty cool in its own way. We graded a yard erasing the utility power marks the other day before we installed irrigation and i used pipehorn to do my own refresh. I havent completely got the hang of it, but learning.
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