Hmmm we might have a leak???

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by KrayzKajun, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    One of my new commercial accnts decided they wanted to go ahead and turn the irrigation system back on. So i go out on Friday to check it out. Set the controller to test all valves and nothing happens. I go check the valves and i find all four valves right next to each other, each in its on lil valve box(nightmare to try to work on). So i start opening the valves manually( only 2 out of 4 sent the heads up on their zone). Well i noticed the valve boxes had water in them, property owner said i thinks its just a low spot. We hadnt had rain in atleast 10days. I figured the valves might be clogged or shot from sitting submerged for months and the solenoids. No diagram for the system. This is what i found friday( i pulled those lil valve boxes out the ground.
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    So i figured i would run by today and turn the backflow off so i could pull the solenoids off and surprise!!! The holes filled up with over a foot of nice clear water. Looks like tuesday ill be digging to find the leak. Customer wants me to change out valves and put them in bigger boxes for ease of maintenance. This is what i found today.
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  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
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    Houston, we have a problem
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice pics, where's the shoe shot?
     
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I had good shoes on, was trying not to get dirty for once..:dizzy:
     
  5. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    It rots my socks off to see sch 40 above ground. By rights, it should be brass.
     
  7. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
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    this geographic area would rot your rots off quick....and its more often than not 200 pipe

    BTW I was watching an episode of deadliest catch on netflix a minute ago...

    during a break from hauling pots, edgar says

    "This is the voodoo lounge, we relax, take a little break, and we can talk about anything except for fishing"

    and then the proverbial light bulb went off, and i understood this forum. (well, more than i did before, i suppose)
     
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why no Sch40 above ground? Im in Louisiana so its not like we worry about freezing.
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  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good call; we are all there to help, and give a little crap when needed. :dancing:
     
  10. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
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