Kunta Kinte.... again

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by PurpHaze, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Had a 1-1/2" lateral line break under a tree at one of our high schools near their varsity baseball field. Knew the area under the tree was pretty hollowed out by the "rushing" sound when the zone was turned on. Thank God for the Bobcat backhoe as we would have had one hell of a time rerouting the lateral without it. We took the new line about 15' away from the tree so hopefully it'll be some time before anything like this happens again with this tree. And of course... we had to replace three sprinklers along the fence that were downstream of the break but two of them were Toro S-600s that were about 20 years old.

    Some pics:

    #1: The break amongst the root ball of the tree.

    #2: The pipe had been pushed by the tree and here's how it lined up after cutting it loose. The reroute started with the piece of pipe on the left. The right side was abandoned.

    #3: Paint showing how far the pipe had been bowed. Left mark shows the current route in line with where the break occurred. Right mark shows the original route when the pipe was installed.

    #4: Trench done with the Bobcat to reroute the line.

    #5: Everything all put back together and buried. We needed to bring in 2-1/2" cubic yards of sand to fill the void under the tree and backfill everything due to all the removed roots.

    GWHS Zone B-2 Lateral Break IV-01.jpg

    GWHS Zone B-2 Lateral Break IV-02.jpg

    GWHS Zone B-2 Lateral Break IV-03.jpg

    GWHS Zone B-2 Lateral Break IV-04.jpg

    GWHS Zone B-2 Lateral Break IV-05.jpg
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good job on moving it away from the tree.

    Jobs like those used to make me hate irrigation.
     
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    yuck..


    IRRITATION very nice clean up...presentation=a very important part of the job...i cant wait to post my resi pics.
    again very nice work.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yass, photos of heads being adjusted are very important to professionals,
    there is a truck thread already...give us something we can learn from, pup!
     
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    well if you read my post correctly i have to get to my resi job..and since today it is rainned out..you all must wait on the edge of your seats until monday night.....I honestly am the best/quickest/neatest Polly pipe irrigatior on cape cod hands down...GRAMPS....Relax...Lay off the Viagra have a coke>smile and chill out....K?

    and on a sidenote what is the population of Squamish WA?
     
  6. sheshovel

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    Dang Purp, you might have caused fatal damage to that tree. Should have asked me first about how far out to go. I DO know some things well ya know? Not where you fixed the break but where you dug the trench for the new line.
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    She on the money!!!!! I was taught to trench INTO the drip line, never ACROSS which trashes the feeder roots.....keep your boys reminded why
    we're in this biz!!
     
  8. mikecaldwell1204

    mikecaldwell1204 LawnSite Member
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    Nice repair job Purp. I got some pics coming monday on how we fix broken mainlines under trees here in florida lol
     
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sheshovel. I think Hayes wants the tree to die. That damn thing ruined his pretty pipes.
     
  10. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, how do ya like that! A kudo from Mike for She.
     

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