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

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    it was installed by someone from Suffock county :)
     
  2. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What a non-sequitor even from you, boots.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    the correct spelling is "non sequitur" :p
     
  4. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    A rose by any other name..... still stinks after a while.
     
  5. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
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    HOA handyman...

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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    so detail the problems with the above pictured
     
  7. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
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    What problems? It's your quintessential SFL HOA do it your self-er.

    When I got there I immediately saw the black plastic riser with a cap on it and was already impressed. Then I noticed the quality installation of the PVC Chinese check valve. The rear of the pump is held up by random pieces of rock and concrete in an effort to align the volute with the main, the intent was good but didn't quite accomplish the goal.

    The water spraying out from the cap is hitting a switch installed inside the box ex-outdoor rated cover. The controller (Intermatic of course) is across the street immediately next to the breaker box which I will have to use my grinder to open & turn the power off before we can commence work.

    The problem was " intermittent loss of prime" The HOA complained they had just put in the new check valve and the system would run for a single cycle and loose prime, the well must be dry.

    Turned on the pump poured all of a gln or so into the volute and had prime in about 30 seconds. Turned off the pump and didn't hear that magic sucking sound of the water rushing back down the hole.

    Pulled the cap off the well head and checked the well; took all the water I could give it. Dropped a line down the hole to check the level; 15ft.

    I suspect a bad weld is leaking air into the line since there was water in the bottom of the volute. Otherwise I would have suspected a bad seal as a possibility also.

    Anyway, we'll pull the whole damned thing out and do it right.
     
  8. IRRITECH

    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
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    No pictures, just a conversation today. I do irrigation work for several landscapers and one called today. Here is the jist of the conversation.

    Landscaper: I need a quote to temporarily irrigate 139 trees

    Me: Is this a storage area or planted?

    Landscaper: I don't know

    Me: where's the job?

    Landscaper: I don't know

    Me: where's the plan?

    Landscaper: I don't have one

    Me: How the hell did you bid a job having no idea where it is or a plan to look at.

    Landscaper: they wanted a bid to plant 139 trees, so I gave them one. I am the low bid as of now and if I get the job they will give me a plan and location.

    Me: Is this 300' or 3 acres?

    Landscaper: I don't know, but I need a ballpark price.

    Me: Less than $10K

    Turns out this is an insurance company replacing trees that some "landscaper" planted and then all died. No plan, no location, you're just supposed to blind bid this thing.
     
  9. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    lol

    what in the hell is that guy thinking
     
  10. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    hack freeway install?

    lol, we all were going about 15-20mph


    I don't care I'm just glad the sun is finally out

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