Piping under asphalt

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by enorl76, May 13, 2014.

  1. enorl76

    enorl76 LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering whats the best way to get 2" pipes under asphalt driveway?

    Emailed a boring company (we-bore-it) and they wanted $23/ft which wouldve made an install $2500 for boring.

    We're in Deltona FL, just north of Sanford FL
     
  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    How wide is driveway?
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  3. enorl76

    enorl76 LawnSite Member
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    Driveway is about 12 feet wide, but I have to go under 4 different times. (Part of the driveway is a circle, so I have to get some pipe into that middle area and continue through)
     
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Depending on the soil and the size of the machine, you can push up to 4" steel pipe without any problem. Make sure you have a chain welded to the pipe so you can pull it back out. Shoot I've posted pics pushing 2" sched 40 pvc unde 4' sidewalks with a 3,000 lb mini ex on the forum before. Last year about May I did. I think.
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  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why four different times? Show us a map, we will come up with a better idea, like one bore with multiple pipes inside.
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    You described the forum. :laugh:
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  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pushed this sideways with the mini the other day

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    Depends on the soil and the size of the machine but it can be done.
    811 first though. :)
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  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm going to get a midget boring unit so I can power it with my dinky truckmount compressor, and run funny pipe under the driveways.
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm surprised you're so insensitive Boots. They're called little people.
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  10. S.O.Contracting

    S.O.Contracting LawnSite Member
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