This years big project

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    We did this work today. The concrete rings will house the well equipment below the frost line. We trenches the power conduit and a frost free water line to the tennis court that will also be an ice skating rink. The rink needs year round water for making the ice and for the zamboni machine. We also have a 2" line for the irrigation system with will be seasonal. This property is a 14 acre estate that will have main house, guest house, barn, tennis/ice rink and two gunite pools. I have (3) 3hp submersibles each making about 45 gpm, 3 hunter 2 wire systems and 2" main everywhere. I will post more pics.

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  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Extremely impressive and very cool!
     
  3. Clippers PLS

    Clippers PLS LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's a lot of work. I dig the mtl btw
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    These pics are from August when we pulled in the main and wire and set up the first well. We pulled in the main and wire in 400' sections and joined them with a union, tee and plug with a loop of wire for future expansion be cause there is no firm landscape plan. I made that wood cover for the well pit.

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  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    OSHA would be all over that for not using trench boxes.
     
  6. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is that a clay tennis court and if so how do they make the ice? Do they have to place something over the clay before they flood it and freeze it? Looks like a fun job!
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Trench boxes? The boxes that stand out to me are the electrical ones below grade.
     
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yes the court is clay. The court has PEX tube under it you can see it in one of the pics. They pump glycol through the tubes which is chilled below 32 degrees. Then after the the surface is below freezing they spray water on the surface and it freezes. They do this many times layering the ice. They do put down some plastic I think so the ice looks white.
     
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Plenty of drainage in those pits.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Drainage can fail, and ground water can rise. There are above-grade alternatives that should be looked at, even if some physical separation is involved.

    If a code official said rip it out, there is no contesting the matter on the basis of codes.
     

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