Finding laterals from the head side.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jcom, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have experienced epic flood this year. A lot of sandbags and earthen dikes on customers properties. A lot of lines ripped up when material is removed. And a boatload of potential repairs.

    In several cases, middle sections of zone runs are missing. I can put air through the valves and find one half and this has helped me so far. I am looking for tricks to put air back through a head to find the cut line of a lateral. I can rig a pipe to connect to the bottom fittings but am seeking opines on other ways to maybe hook to the top of a spray or rotor head.

    John
     
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Spray head should not be difficult, as there are different adapters to attach a pressure gauge to the stem. Rotors will be difficult though as the top or turret does not come off of most.
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    you can stick an inflatable induction plug in the can.

    http://www.leaktools.com/products/pressure_testing_plugs/individual_plugs_inflatable.php

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  4. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the opines.

    I did not know about the inflatable jems, Jim. Time to get one ordered.


    John
     

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