It does freeze in menphis

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dennis Spencer, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Dennis Spencer

    Dennis Spencer LawnSite Member
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    And he said i should had call :cry:

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  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Of course its not the owners fault, right?
     
  3. Dennis Spencer

    Dennis Spencer LawnSite Member
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    No with his head down he was saying him self.That he should had.
     
  4. mowranger

    mowranger LawnSite Member
    from ms
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    Man that happen to me when I took over as maintenance dir @ landau! I did not know there was a back flow valve behind the jungle of bushes in the atrium that is in the center of the office open to the sky! One morning I opened the plant and water was gushing out both sides of the front office and the water was 2 feet high in the atrium! That was not good! The 2 24"x24" drains that where there had been covered by black plastic and covered with mulch by someone with no sense!
     
  5. Green Sweep

    Green Sweep LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Pittsburgh, PA
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    Judging by where that crack is, it looks like the ball valve was closed & water was trapped. Fortunately, you only have to replace the ball valve - if that is the only crack.
     
  6. On a closer look you'll see water coming from the check area as well. Easy repair though being above ground.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Isn't it wonderful that the cheap plastic pipe didn't break first? :)
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pretty damned amazing it didn't. Does that mean SCH40 PVC is superior to brass. ;)
     
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    It cracked at the valve . When it was shut off inside ( or where ever) that handle should have been left at a 45 degree angle and it would not have cracked there.
     
  10. it just handles expansion better.
     

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