leak repair

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by londonrain, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    Received a call about a main line leak coming front under a driveway.
    Two 1" meters connected pumping out an estimated 80-100gpm. We expected the worse and hoped for the best. I was ready with the concrete saw to cut the driveways.
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    We dig down and find a 1 1/2" mainline that has come completely apart, it was a repair job gone bad. We looked at the two angle that the pipes connected at and they did not line up correctly.

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    We used four 90's as a bridge for the repair. The level of the two pipes also had a 2" difference in height so the 90's worked out better.
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    All cleaned up...we also ended up putting over 200lbs of soil in the washed out cavity and raising the corner of the driveway back in place...
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  2. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Got that concrete right back in place, nice work... Too bad they wouldnt spring to repave both sides with some pretty new grey patches.
     
  3. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Nice. I did a four elbow main repair myself yesterday. The only thing I hat about 4 elbowing is that I bring the pipe closer to the surface than I care to see. Sometimes though ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
     
  4. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Is that an ES or VAN on that RB? What an awful strip to try and water without waste.
     
  5. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just barely crack that VAN open (if thats what it is) to water that pie.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fimco would have the House of Yellow Brass machine him a 17 degree nozzle :p
     
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    What, is nobody going to bash the excess primer and glue on the pipe? Not that I would do anything like that. :)
     
  8. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I knew there was a use for a squirt gun in irrigation!
     
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Squirt gun? I was thinking more along these lines.

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  10. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree that I use a lot of primer, I make sure there is no dirt and the pipe is primer up well and ready for the glue. I do not use too much glue and I do wipe the excess glue off from around the joint.

    I believe if the contractor before me had done the repair correctly then I would have never been down there...... :hammerhead:
     

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