Pulling electrical conduit w/pipe puller ??

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by WalkGood, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is a generous offer, thanks. I'll let you know if it comes to that.

    As a related aside, I've made irrigation repairs at many of these national chain fast food joints. I always find shallow high voltage conduit for lights and drive thru signs. :eek: Usually 4 inches or so deep and most of the time jammed up against the curbs. I do not know how they got that originally passed for code inspections. ;) payup :nono:

    So, I doubt the GC will want this buried very deep. It's his responsibility what he puts inside the conduit.

    Also, I'd hate to try to remove the already installed blade, it's been in one position for years!
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    Isn't switched power often buried shallower?
     
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    There is alot of sand but there is also clay, loam, and areas with probably 50 golfball sized stones in 1 cubic foot of sandy soil.
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  4. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    At least those stones are fairly smooth.... for those who don't know, Long Island was formed by an Ice-Age glacier. Ground everything down to make all this sand.

    Any sharp rocks are from the cr@p filler buried by the builders before they put down 2 inches of poor topsoil.

    Occasionally I do find potato sized rocks. 98% of the time it is easy digging, except where the cr@p filler has been compacted down.
     
  5. zman9119

    zman9119 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That happened to me last year. Doing a repair at a Starbucks and there were multiple poly lines all over the place, one line in the way of me getting to the fitting. Not thinking anything of it, cut right through the poly and whacked a 120v with my cutters. Glad I was using my crappy plastic cutters which had the blade melt when it hit the line.
     
  6. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    PVC conduit pull was uneventful. No pics though. Longest pull was 150 feet, straight run. Amazingly only one sprinkler line break.
     
  7. Mike Leary

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    Throw the lowlife off the forum.:hammerhead:
     
  8. 1idejim

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  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a hammer like that
     
  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    What are we looking at?
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