Funny Tap Out

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenworldh20, Jun 18, 2006.

  1. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We bid this job and lost it last season. Well, we recieved a call that client needed a service call. When I got to the home this was the 'tap out' by a 'professional' irrigation contractor.

    ya gotta love this industry.

    brian

    Gotta love this tap out 2.JPG
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's a beauty! Where does the PVC lead to?
     
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yea ya just gotta laugh and wonder if the guy set up all night the night before installation... with pencil and paper planning it out.
    Or if they actually do this stuff as they go.
    and ya gotta wonder just how they define
    "professional"in their heads.
     
  4. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Actually... I think it's kind of cute. :rolleyes:

    At least it was a clean build. :)
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I also like the way the PVC seems to be running uphill from the PVB, which would be a code violation on top of the aesthetic faux pas.
     
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've seen way worse, but no pics to prove it. Tony and I have each seen PVBs that are installed 90 degrees wrong. Basically the top is to the side and the outgoing side points down.
     
  7. Midlo Snow Maker

    Midlo Snow Maker LawnSite Member
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    me to funny looking
     
  8. Currier

    Currier LawnSite Senior Member
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    We maintain a 200 home subdivision. When one filiing was being built a "take the world by storm" cut and run contractor did several of those tapouts except he just ran them off the house hose bib.

    They are constantly having problems and we now refer to the area he was in as "skid Row"

    What a hack he was but boy did he have some fancy advertisements and LOW, LOW prices... any wonder why he isn't around anymore?
     
  9. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
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    How's this for saving a fitting?

    90 tap out wrong way.jpg
     
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's exactly what I'm talking about Brian. Beautiful.
     

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