Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

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

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    probably about 75% of your backflows fail also since you don't test.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've seen exactly one PVB with a stuck poppet. Of course, it was a Febco. On a Wilkins 720, stuck poppets are more or less a physical impossibility.
     
  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    It's the check valve that usually fails.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Check valves only matter after the poppet sticks (and yes, the Febco with a stuck poppet I freed up did have a broken check assembly)
     
  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Although that thing is fugly I will cut it a little slack, it can't be easy to drill through that stone foundation it could be 2' thick.
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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've done that frame trick on some fieldstone foundations.
     
  7. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
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    Not a photo... But I just hired a plumber to run an install crew.

    I put myself of the hack and piker list... this should be fun.
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bingo, Boots has his shoes full of it. I hear he's the "real expert" on a number of other sites; what a crock.:hammerhead:
     
  9. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Head ended up on the other side of the neighbor's new fence? Well, digging up the pipe to move the head is just too dang hard so let's just do this instead!

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  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup. Seen that type of "repair" a few times. Multiple odd ball fittings to move a head.
     

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