going under sidewalk

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by happy, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. happy

    happy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 194

    What is the beest way to send a 1" line under a sidewalk, without taking too much material out so that years later it does not cave in because of no gravel or compacted base under the sidewalk?
  2. We put caps on whatever size we need and using sch 40 pipe sledge hammer it through.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 48,041

    Sidewalks collapse but rarely, if they're made of concrete. Dig away.
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,794

    Two guys and two sharpshooters :)
  5. Oh please don't start the shotgun thread again or was I thinking about a post on another site regarding going under sidewalks.
  6. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    how about air or water to bore a hole ?
  7. grassrangers

    grassrangers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    if its a smaller sidewalk use a pressure washer...takes like maybe one min!
  8. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,274

    Piece of 1-1/2" steel pipe and a 16# slam-hammer. Oh and a strong backed helper trained in the art of sledge.
  9. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,416

    You wanted the 'best way' Here it is. Under a sidewalk in less than 30 seconds.
    THis was an 10' or so bore.



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