The sh!t I find on the job

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Didnt some one in here a while back sink a machine in one?
     
  2. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yeh that water level is too high, something in the drain field must not be working right
     
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    It was right on a creek that runs into the bay and the tide was up. It's very comon to have the water table at just a few feet during high tide.
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  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why didn't you move the line? Seems to me that is a disaster waiting to happen.
     
  5. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They must have to check a tide table before they can flush the toilet or wash themselves!!!

    Maybe that was the overflow tank and there is no leaching field (uncommon on Long Island older cesspool systems to have a leaching field)???

    If that was the main cesspool then high tide or not, that pool doesn't drain well if the level is higher than the inlet/outlet pipe.

    To me, that looks like a clogged cesspool system.
     
  6. brookviewlawncare

    brookviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just your teeth after you hit the tank or your back if you dont!!!
     
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    it's not just a job, it's an adventure

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  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    in areas not covered by undeground service alerts do you guys ever do any pre pull or excavation sweeps for utilities or tanks?

    that's how i actually got interested in locating, preventative sweeps have saved me a lot in lost time and damages.

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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Me and my guy will take my spit box and induce and sweep the area in sort of a grid to look for any wires that might be in the yard
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