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Questions on enclosures

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I need to give a price to a townhome complex for replacing a stolen 1" Febco 825YA and adding a theft prevention enclosure. I haven't really looked at the different enclosure options, and it's not like Ewing has all the different models on hand. The one they are suggesting is the Guardshack http://ewing1.com/product/p33/ews_33010115.htm What others are you all working with?

    I figure it's going to be a minimum of $1500-$2000 to replace the RP, pour a pad, and install the enclosure. Never mind the time involved flushing out the mainline or cleaning out valves due to the dirt that is now in the outgoing pipe. Any advice?

    On a funny note, last fall after blowing out their systems, the city guys also cut off their RPs for the parks and medians that were inside their enclosures. I figured they were going to reinstall with unions this spring. Nope. Straight couplers back onto the pipes. Not sure why they cut them off then, unless they rebuilt them all over the winter in the shop.
  2. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,829

    We're using All Spec. Nice product, great prices. They are a So Cal company so I'm not sure if you can get em in CO but it may be worth looking into. www.allspecenclosures.com
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  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Thanks Dan. Do you guys pour a pad? I know some cages have a fiberglass type pre-formed pad. I'm not a concrete guy, but I have poured a couple pads with contractors in the past ('97 log home build). So I'm probably going to pour it myself.
  4. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,081

    We use this guy Dana. He's in Texas and makes a variety of decorative and custom enclosures. They're cheaper than the Hot Box and others, yet very high quality. We've done the cement pad thing before....I kind of like the fiberglass finish look of these better.

    Might be worth a check out to you.

  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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  6. sprinklerchris

    sprinklerchris LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
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  7. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,829

    yeah... nothing fancy though. We just form it up with some 2x4 and = pour a pad that will allow for an additional 6" of concrete on each side of the cage. Nothing too thick though.... 4"
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Don't forget to sleeve the pad and add gravel in between for stability.
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Yup. Already figured that. I don't want to concrete around the copper.
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    WHAT! You don't use threaded brass nipple stock? :hammerhead:

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