Just got my crazy rods

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    These things are cool
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  2. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Senior Member
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    witching rods?

    i've had a lot of luck just using flags. granted i had a general idea where the pipe was.
    last week i had to locate a 1" poly line in a 5' area. crappy hard pan site. got it with the sticks dead on.

    i did a little celebration dance
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Variation of the Joe Boxer dance?
    Mine is the "Go jimmy" dance.
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  4. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Senior Member
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    more like the indian rain dance, just kept my left foot on the ground
     
  5. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wait 'til you locate something that is absolutely not there.
    I once located ahead of electricians doing a 3' deep duct bank, marked an unknown line that I witched. They dug down to solid bed rock and there was nothing there.

    Other than that they have been an absolute life saver more times than I can count.
    Welcome to the "witching" club! :clapping:
     
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    i thought you gave up the voodoo!?!
     
  7. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    They are definitely a must have, not appropriate for all jobs but they've saved my a$$. My last pair I used #14 direct burial stripped.
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here are some other pics


    Cut out 4 Toro flow pro's( suck) three of which in a manifold with 1 in an econo next to a well in cobble stone well.

    Wasn't told to fix the crooked PVB, so I didn't. I had to install 4 new valves , T the main, and hook up 2 wires for the two new zones down below.
    First step was to tie the hedges back as much as possible so I could get my large self in there..Then clear the mulch rocks.



    At this point I had just removed the mulch and the rocks in an extremely tight area hard on a hedge that was maybe 2 feet to the house..

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    I was going to quick so no pictures of the flow pros excavated which took well over an hour as to not damage any pipes, PVB. Here is the DV's with the T'd main connection. Yes sloppy with the glue but when you need 3 hands this is what happens.
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    Crazy enough I did not disturb any of the 3/4 feeds but I put my trench in tarped it up as usual.
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    Went under a little hardscape.
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    Next by the lace cap and to the natural area with a main and 5 strand.

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    The clean up
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    Wasn't much mulch to work with but I robbed Peter to pay Paul.
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    from the far, more pics to come of the heads and other stuff.

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    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    That poly pipe upstream of the valves is wack.
     
  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looks good but don't you know you should never use poly as a pressurized mainline even if it's 6" long.
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