Is digging a stress reliever?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mitchgo, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    So of course my phone died and I couldn't take a picture.

    I went out to a very nice property to review the system with the landscaper today. In the front corner hidden in by some bushes I could see a hole.. a rather large hole.

    So I ask the landscaper "What's with the hole?" and he says ' I think it's the teenanger's stress reliever '

    So I walk up to this hole. This hole ends up being a 10' diamter hole by 14-15 feet deep! All Hand Dug with a spade and pick axe!!!! I was astonished!!!! lol

    I can say that when I'm on a install.. Digging is a good way to tackle out some stress.. When it's service and repair jobs I don't want to dig at all
     
  2. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yep. I totally agree. Large roots or chopping firewood is even better.
    I think the reason you hate digging for service work is that its not really digging most of the time its scooping muck :dizzy:
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    use a shop vac
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  4. Mikegyver

    Mikegyver LawnSite Bronze Member
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    And have the tech clean it out ;)
     
  5. TriCountyLawn

    TriCountyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Irrigation digging usually stresses me out , not wanting to hit other pipes or wires. Now chopping wood on the other hand.
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is the hole shored?
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  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Fork turning a compost pile was always a stress reliever for me. The smelly stages of decomposition kind of mirror some of the figurative sh!t going on, and you end up having accomplished something in the process.
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Totally digging on an install great....

    Digging for service like said, sucks..

    I really like splitting wood, with a wood splitter
     
  9. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    It wasn't. I said to the landscaper that OSHA would be all over his butt if they saw that.
     
  10. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    You get some good rounds and splitting would is very fun to me
     

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