Renovation II

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by RedWingsDet, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Old 30 yr old system.

    Old valves were completely buried, no box or anything.
    PVB was cracked.

    New Manifold with 18" of pvc extended from last valve to add the 5 other zones in 2 weeks.
    (note to the wise guys: I understand I need to do it before winter, I am also aware of the fact that if I do not add them there will be water trapped in the remaining length of the manifold)

    New PVB with boiler drain
    New valves (pgv)
    New Boxes
    9 new pgps
    10 new 4" (SRS & 1800's)
    Repaired 3 leaks.

    Within two weeks, I plan to have the other 5 lines pulled, 5 more valves with manifold (by using an elbow to the existing manifold), New clock, rain sensor, and everything else in place.

    All original zones are renovated and are working far better than before. Did not have room on the crappy phone for the finished pic's. Will get some tomorrow.

    Criticism will NOT be allowed. Just Kidding.

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  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    nice pics brah
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yikes!! No criticism? too bad :)

    I see a boiler drain BEFORE the PVB. Some of us have debated this before. It does not meet codes here, although I see it a lot.

    Good job on pushing for a major upgrade. have fun. :)
     
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    BD;s before the backflow are par here..and actually welcomed..


    sweet.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice boot pic. What brand were the valves removed?
     
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ouch!!! That original manifold is a poly manifold. Thanks for replacing properly.
     
  7. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    DanaMac:
    I only do pvc manifolds. I've replaced about 10 or so poly manifolds this year and switched them over to pvc.




    Mike Leary:
    Red Wings all the way. Both the boot and hockey team!

    Old Valves were 1" richdel and 1 RB.
    btw: There were originally 6 zones, however zone 6 is now concrete/driveway extension so its been capped off.
     
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Poly manis scare me. They just look ugly and unprofessional.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Me too, 40+ years of boots and Romeo's.
     
  10. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    Mike Leary & DanaMac:
    My thoughts exactly.

    ( i thought you guys were going to be a though crowd........ or are you only tough on the guys who "think" they know how to do irrigation..... or is the wrath on me still coming? haha)




    Anyhow:
    I will post the final pic's tomorrow.... (pea gravel, manifold, valves, wiring, box, etc.)


    Until then, from what you see, what could have been done better/differently?
     

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