Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

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

  1. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    team work....
  2. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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    I have lots of problems with squirrels chewing trough vb covers to eat the wires off the solenoid(s). There are a couple of sites where I replace 2 - 3 vb covers a year to stay ahead of them.
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    They chew through the covers? Damn. Our rodents just burrow from underneath. I replace a few solenoids a year due to the critters as well.
  4. I've seen that too. I've also seen them sharpen their teeth on 1804s and a few other plastic popups including nozzles a few times.
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I had one system of Toro 570 hipops in a shrub bed that had all the caps gnawed through
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey, look what I found in a meter pit!

  7. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've had drip pipe, spray head nozzles, rain sensor wires and the top cap, microsprays, and emitters all chewed by critters.
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Moles don't give many problems other than follow my nice water-backfilled trenches and deposit the "spoils" in the valve boxes. It's beautiful soil, and I don't think they've ever chewed my wires. Don't pick up a young mole that you think you're going to help out of the box, by the way. My thumb still hurts! :cry:
  10. Porcupines do the drip damage here.

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