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Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

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

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am only glad there were no digital cameras in the dark ages before PVC unions were available.
     
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Found this one when I was out holiday shopping back in December. It's on a local church building. Love how the copper exits the building through the framing around the window, test cocks have been removed, rain sensor 4' off the ground and attached with electrical tape, hose bibb before the PVB (I know some of you do it this way for a drain but it defeats the purpose of the PVB and is technically not within codes here). Good stuff.

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  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just when you think it can't get any tackier.........:dizzy:
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    While the one in the pic is not up to code, that does not mean it is improper to install a hose bibb in this fashion, providing you put a hose bibb vac break on it.
     
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm sure I can find worse.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    ...at which point it ceases to serve as a drain for water leaking through the indoor shutoff valve over the course of the off-season
     
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    If that is the case, then fix the damn shutoff valve.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

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    You don't know it had a very-slow leak until next season and the $300 repair
     
  9. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    A hose bibb vacuum breaker will drip through unless it's stuck.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wouldn't trust one to stay open all winter.
     

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