Mystery Leak

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by PurpHaze, May 5, 2007.

  1. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Situation: Leak shows up in a dirt area surrounded by concrete next to a junior high school's varsity baseball dugout. The area is dirt because prior to eight years ago there were manual valves in the concrete that controlled two zones between the field and the street. We took the manual valves out, used one lateral line (going under concrete in different direction from leak area) as our main line extension and used the other one as a wire chase to set automatic valves in the grass area.

    This is the third time the leak has shown up in the past three years. Every time we go out and dig under the wall the leak dries up. Area is supplied by an old galvanized QC line that we can't find. Only thing I can think of is that there is a small leak in a line that used to supply a drinking fountain that has been capped/abandoned. The concrete in the dugout's porch will need to be removed so we can see what the heck is going on.

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  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ah, the ghost of a irrigation tech comes back to haunt you..or a plumber!
     
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Plumbers and do-gooders. This dugout was built back in the mid-60s. :)
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I vote Purps get his own reality show. I can't wait to see his interview with
    Wallmart.
     
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes, we have been over a mystery leak before, his first thread about one was hilarious.
    I'm still waiting Mike....make my day will ya? You had a thread to start remember? You know here in irrigation?
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Patience, my dear, I'm still looking for the crank start for this MAC:waving:
     
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do I get to pick my own dysfunctional kids for the show? :laugh:
     
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have an idea what's causing the "leak"

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  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I did not know a 1804 held that much.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I vote you begin the casting with Rotard.
     

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