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

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    24volt wet/dry vacs are available, the vac is under a $100, the batteries and charger are sold seperately though. it's about a $250 buy in but look at the time saved. not only can you save a bunch of time but the mess is contained.

    i use a shop vac to clean out VBs, don't use too much water and keep reusing the original water by pouring it back into the box when the vac is full.
     
  2. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    even better:waving:
     
  3. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Funny, you guys mention removing water from trenches and holes. Started a install last week. The meter happened to be under water, two hours and two feet deep later water is still coming out of the ground. Needless to say we have had a lot of rain, and the meter is at the bottom of the slope. I ended up getting a small pump at lowes and was able to at least find the Water line 1" HDPE and the place I want to tie in has a curve in it. ::Sigh:: Anybody know about crossing driveways on slopes?
     
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Why not utilize the meter's setter union?
     
  5. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Always point uphill?

    Keep your skis together?
     
  6. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I believe there's a mathematical formula if you gather a bunch of calculations. but if you have a 2x4 board roughly the length of the driveway and a level you can get a fairly accurate grade for boring.
     
  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    These are handy:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/3-full-trash-pump-with-212cc-gas-engine-68370.html

    pump.jpg
     
  8. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    Not sure, never really played around with the fittings on the meter. Got the tie in done today though. 1" ford compression x mpt fittings, with stiffners for the HDPE, 1" brass tee, 2-1"x3" sch. 80 nipple and a 1" brass curbstop:cool2:. Anyone ever use a borzit tool?
     
  9. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,100

    http://www.borzit.com/
    It says it's "rock solid reliable".
    Now if it was 'solid rock reliable' I might try it. :laugh:

    Check out the guy boring coral in his shorts and sandals. Safety first!
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I have an older borzit that came with some inventory years ago, that I bought off a guy that was retiring. Never used it.
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