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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by PurpHaze, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    ... "broken sprinklers near pump. Area real wet." :laugh: :dizzy:

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  2. Picky1

    Picky1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Sure doesn't appear to have happened yesterday, or the day before that, or the day before that...:rolleyes: :laugh:
  3. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    That sure looks like fun to me:dizzy:
  4. Is that Visalia's version of drip irrigation?:)

    PROFESSORRAIN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    So whatcha got bad seal or repack?
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    I guess nobody bothers to look to see what the real problem might be huh?
    They just think, water leak= sprinkler leak.
    Major pump leakage there man!
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    This has been a recurring problem over the years. They've had 4-5 pump companies work on it and it still does this swamp-fox action. You'd think that the site would know by now it's NOT a sprinkler problem. :)

    Specially designed by Sheshovel. :laugh:

    Not being a pump guy I'm really not sure. :dizzy:

    Happens quite a bit here. Can't count the number of times we've done the digging only to find out the problem is domestic and belongs to the plumbers.:hammerhead:
  8. speedbump

    speedbump LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    Turbine packings are supposed to leak (a little). I would say that leak is somewhat excessive.

    What they need is a maintenance guy to give the packing nuts a little turn every now and then. That is if there is any packing left to tighten.

  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    I think it's the phitzer valve. You can fix it with some 30 weight ball bearings, gauze, and duct tape.

    PROFESSORRAIN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    Quick ? The 2" galv. pipe i see in one picture comes up to a 90 comes out below the pump it looks to turn in the direction of the leak also, Any possibilites?Just for everyone's info all the pumps I work on run at a very fast drip or what I would call a very slow run.And ain't no rocket science to it.You don't install or repair either one?

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