Valve Debris

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by PurpHaze, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Had a valve today that needed repair (hanging up) due to debris beating up its diaphragm. When we took the bonnet off here's what we discovered. A chunk of PVC, transite pipe pieces (gray colored pieces) and small rocks. We were able to blow the valve out with the bonnet removed and install a new diaphragm.

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  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    looks like someone did a crappy install job to begin with
     
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats not a crappy install job, someone did a crappy break repair.
     
  4. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Exactly... because I'm the one that did the original install on this valve. :)

    Before the rest of the field was automated four years ago we'd installed a system for a Little League field (same area the helicopter landed in the other thread) which originally came off the transite main line. That main has since been replaced with a PVC one when the rest of the school was automated. However, a sewer line needed to be run through an area where the transite main was and it was hit by the contractor's backhoe. We ended up having transite pieces and other debris washing downstream into the old QCV system. Some areas were so bad that the QCVs would be jammed up from the debris. This is the first case where we've discovered any of the crud in other sections of the system but it now looks like we'll have to keep an eye out for it until its completely gone. :cry:
     
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    ha, well if you installed it then i take it back. I just assumed it was your first call to the the site. So someone else did the repair on your install? Yah, thats a real crappy repair job then. probably didnt dig a big enough hole.
     
  6. PurpHaze

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    When the contractor first dug through the transite we were going to go out and repair things. We were advised by one of our plumbers (who had been on site with the contractor) that things were repaired.
     

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