root intrusion

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Sawzall my ass, that thing would laugh if you took one to it.
     
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have had a handful like the photo above, where I just leave the head in the ground/root, find the pipe, eliminate the head, and add in a new one close by. Our heads are usually swing piped in 1'-3', so that makes it easy to do.
     
  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I guess, if you know exactly where the pipe is. My experience is even 3' away the roots are too bad.
     
  4. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    When I have power at a site I prefer one. Blades are cheap.
     
  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    i hate that, had a job like that last week, head hear a river birch tree, way too near . took my chain saw to it after digging out around the roots
     
  6. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You would be correct if it came from a flea market special.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Even decent blades' edges seem to melt away as they churn through the soil
     
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    use a vacuum
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    heck, I don't even have power for the sawzall :(
     
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Battery powered sawzall with a pruning blade will work better than anything else
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