poly pipe sizing

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mitchgo, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pipe_bursting. I think it is the same or very similar
     
  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Aren't you in an area of shallow frost depths? It isn't like you couldn't reroute the water service line.
     
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well 3 hours vs 70 hours of work. I'll choose the 3 right now . Of course every situation is different. In this situation re routing is near impossible with out some severe costs.
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  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    You guys don't have a plow?
     
  6. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Minimum depth for this area on a municipal water service line is 24"
     
  7. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    This job turned into a nightmare . Service line didn't cross the driveway as I hoped. It turned. In the middle if the driveway. It cam out of the driveway about 30' away. I found the line at 6.5'. And 3' directly below a 6" left drain pipe .. effing. Insane
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  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Your boss is using you. You've been doing this long enough and shouldn't be doing these dirty jobs.:hammerhead:
     
  9. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't mind em.. I'll pick my battles.. I just didn't expect this one to be so bad

    I was having my guy jim dig up the meter area for the first leak while I was tracing and accoustically listening.. we found the leak as it was entering the driveway to cross about 6' from the meter. It was awesomely funny to have my co-worker jim dig.

    As you can see My 6' rockbar is 8-10" below grade.... This is where I found the line about 30' from the meter. Originally I was hoping the water line crossed the driveway and I could dig it up there- cut/cap to verify leak under driveway and replace. However the line turned in the middle of the roadway and followed the path of this 120' driveway..

    Next step is to cut out the cement of where I think the leak is .. If it's not here the customer wants a full replacement.. With all the road rock it will probably cost 10k or so

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  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    don't they ever use copper service lines up there?
     

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