Tracer on Zones?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by keno, May 25, 2004.

  1. keno

    keno LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Posts: 18

    Just wondering , does anyone pull a #14 +/- along with their pipe on Zone line's.

    There is always a tracer line along the mainline out to the valves. Obviously because of the valve wiring.

    But were wondering if anyone continues with a tracer wire along all the zone lines as well. The benefit I see is if a customer may want to add landscape later on down the road. There would be no concern of hitting a sprinkler line.

    Of course if he did he ht a zone the damage wouldn't be horrible, However I hate having to repair ML breaks as all the valves get contaminated

  2. DGI

    DGI LawnSite Member
    from SE Mich
    Posts: 173

    Seems like a waste to me. I have a selection of blades and if that were the case I might just do the particular section of the job with a 14" and use the regular 10" later. Figuring out how the pipe goes when I install it isn't difficult even years later.
  3. greenwayirrigation

    greenwayirrigation LawnSite Member
    from ma
    Posts: 24

    waste of time and money
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    If anything, draw it out. But it is a waste of time and money to me. No different than when you buy your home, there is no drawing or way to find all the electrical wires or plumbing pipes in the walls when adding onto the home until you get into the job. Start the job and fix what you hit. Make allowances for that in your price.

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