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

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    his boot :rolleyes:
     
  2. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is what happens when you place a valve 3' away from a large oak tree.
    Yup, there is a valve in there. Took me almost 1/2 an hour to get the valve box to come out of the root mass.
    I was being real careful with the solenoid wire, pictured on the tail gate, until I realized it was a root.

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  3. jrmikka

    jrmikka LawnSite Member
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    wow... the power of roots....great pics!
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice work on getting that "wire" out intact. :clapping: :laugh:
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't know that valve (wish we could zoom in on pics like my Airstream site enables us), but the white center part of the diaphragm appears chewed-on. Was that the problem?
     
  6. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    PGA bonnet. No diaphragm there in the picture.
    The valve was leaking where the bonnet and body meet. Topped out the valve and wrenched it down good.
    I would have preferred to replace it but the guy is already gonna choke on the bill for all of the other repairs. To go along with that it looks like his sewer line is broken too:

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  7. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Phone wire and masking tape. At least they numbered the connections:confused:

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  8. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    b-e-a- UUUU tiful
     
  9. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Took over a new site for a long time client last month. I knew it was going to be an interesting day reviewing the irrigation system when the first controller on the site that I walked up to looked like this....

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  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    sweet sweet wiring ;)
     

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