Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Is that the same company that made there own copper insert head tees that I posted a pic of last year?
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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    if it was something in type M copper tubing you would slide the poly pipe over, then yup
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    There was a class act old-time company that we used to follow around; I always knew whenever we showed-up that it was them: lots of copper, brass, W*M/Imperial clocks. :clapping:
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's it, and how they lasted as long as they did, I will never know. They might be soldered instead of brazed, since they didn't see 24/7 pressure.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    We took one apart where the main & laterals were all copper. The lag was, with root growth, the lines got horribly trashed.The system was thirty years old and after we did the repairs, ( with swing pipe, more copper and pvc) the W*M valves and brass nozzles still functioned as advertised. :clapping:
     
  7. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Boy, oh boy. I can't wait to upload these pics I took at a hotel. It's a first class Brickman hack job. I'll try to get them done tonight.
     
  8. FoghornLeghorn

    FoghornLeghorn LawnSite Senior Member
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    The First is a result of having the irrigation design calling for all rotary heads because it was all supposed to be turf, then they added shrubs and needed to have water to everything. Instead of having shrub heads and adding zones for popups, they jerry-rigged this. It shows a PVC at ground level, mated to another PVC riser, which is then mated to a brass pipe, which is then mounted to the rotary head. The whole thing is held in place by a piece of rebar driven into the ground and wrapped with duct tape around the PVC pipe to prevent the torque of the water stream from rotating the pipe out of angle.

    The second one is from a ground level head that they decided to reroute to a raised flowerbed and this is the result. Instead of drilling a hole through the concrete below soil level, they spliced this thing around the wall.

    This is a Brickman job that I'm taking over in January.

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  9. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Probably installed by U.S. Irrigation Management & Consulting, LLC as a sub contractor for Brickman at the hugely discounted rate; like this one.

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  10. Mike Leary

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