Finally did it- My first bore under a driveway

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Asi- and everyone else

    Thank you very much for the Feed back.
    Asi you provided a lot of great tips and concepts I'm open to learning, again thank you.

    I sprayed the carb and changed the fuel filter got last years gas out. The problem has lessened. But at times has a strange idol.
    I'm at a wedding right now. If love to chat more about the process.
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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Kiss the bride :)
     
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Screw that, smack her ass
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  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Horrible

    All of you
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  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    well at least wish her lots of hap ppenis.
     
  6. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Congrats!

    Glad it went well,

    For us about 2 out of 10 mess up, due to
    rocks or hitting something along the way-

    We usually move over a few feet and try again.

    Keeping the rods as level as possible on the entry side
    and having a long enough entry trench that is level is
    key to having the bore come out at a decent depth.

    Ive had my own boring setup now for over 15 yrs, And we've only lost
    one set of boring rods under a small road- The keeper pin broke.

    Haste makes waste! Spend the time to properly set up the bore
    is what i always tell my guys

    We WD-40 the heck out of the joints each time we reassemble them together.

    I haven't had much luck with compaction reamers due to our sandy soil around here- We use various sized auger bits for holes up to 3" for sleeves etc. Although i have several compaction reamers, they do a lot of sitting around the shop.
     
  7. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    1IdeJim is very correct about TRACING the boring rods-

    We use our 501 on occasion to find a bit that takes a dive or a turn.

    And this has always been helpful in saving time
     
  8. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    nice job capt.
     

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