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Pre-plumbed valve boxes

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirt Boy, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 487

    What's your guys thoughts on these pre-plumbed valve boxes? Referring to the "Olson WaterWell" brand specifically, as I haven't seen anybody else advertise them.
    Seems like a plain bad idea to me, but would be interested to hear from others who have used them, or just your input.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,425

    you got it right the first time
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Don't like the idea. If one component goes bad or cracks, they look like a hassle to repair. I don't like the lateral pipes going through the box. Many contractors will drill a hole through the box and run the pipes in. makes it very difficult for future service work.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,595

    I don't care how good you are, someday that v.b. will have to come out and you (prolly not you, some other schlep) will curse the installer to the skies.:hammerhead:
     
  5. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 487

    Well, those were my thoughts as well, plus you can't get 8 in there like Boots can, so it's just a TOTALLY inefficient use of space:)
     
  6. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    Pure junk.

    Had a customer who installed the PITA himself, when we had to service it I tore the whole thing out and went back with DV's.

    Only problem we had was finding extra dirt - cramming 2 DV's in a 6" left a large hole to be backfilled :waving:
     
  7. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857

    No thanks...I like to use my dinky pvc pipe and manifold T's...
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,425

    Well, look who clumb down out a tree :)
     
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,857

    Hopefully out for the rest of the season.
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,595

    Which means? :dizzy:
     

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