root intrusion

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

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    A few years ago I had a site with a pipe being choked by roots . It was under a maple with very dense shallow roots and I couldn't identifiy where it was being choked without severly damaging the root system. So I went and got my compressor and made up a 1/2" wand and blew all the dirt out if the way and was able to find and repair the pipe without muck harm to the tree.
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  2. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Exactly, especially the dewalt that moves at a high rpm
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    each blade has it's own recommended operating speed. wood blades are meant to work at lower speeds or rpm.
    faster ain't always faster
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  4. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sharp blade does wonders.
     
  5. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    That's why I keep a SHARP Axe on the truck.
     
  6. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That is What my GF keeps telling me. :hammerhead::hammerhead::drinkup::drinkup:
     
  7. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
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