leaks and stuff n fluff

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mitchgo, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Leak was 9GPM not surfacing. 300' surface line with a 120' vertical drop

    I found it at the base of a house extension. I was pretty much saying at first that I can't do the repair because it's more then likely under the house and I didn't want to compromise the integrity of the house.

    So Mr. homeowner dug a portion of it up for me :) C-Y-A

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  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Leak was going directly into foundation drainage with no surfacing.

    The leak was a crack in the 1.25 " copper. Originally I was just going to do a nostop repair coupler but the copper was crush and in such a oval shape I couldn't shape it back..

    Come to find out the copper was only 8' long as it was poly from the meter and then converted to CPVC inside the crawlspace.

    Technically to code copper entering into the house is what it's supposed to be. But I just extended the 200 psi poly up to the CPVC. The water district guys actually stopped by while I was on this job.. It's always fun to BS with those guys. They didn't care- he was surprised I found the leak

    I forgot to take a few pics on this job

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  3. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Water was coming out the of back flow assembly box . Someone else dug up after the SOV but didn't find the leak.

    I found it 10' up the hill

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  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I normally don't get to work with bigger pipes ( giggity)

    Tap in for 1.5" poly

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  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is crazy pics dude, and what a mess.
     
  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    mitch, awesome findings there, I need an acoustical tool of some sort.
     
  7. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks man!
     
  8. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Friday was a simple water service line replacement.

    I broke the trencher so that was getting fixed.

    My coworker and I dug it.. Easy! Even slipped the lady my number and have a dinner date coming :)

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  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Everybody else thinks finding leaks is about saving water and preventing damage. Fools, it's about chicks.
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  10. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hahah.. Yeah Jim.. girls girls and more girls have been the name of the game for me this year.. It would be nice to just find one and settle down already!

    This weekened my friends and I did a 15 mile hike!

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