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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by grassman177, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is for the boot lovers. A repair I did this summer, faulty solenoid, old valve, so rebuilt it like usual. Of course after I changed parts out and took this pic, I dug out the dirt around the valve assembly before backfilling.

    Nothing fancy to see here, just had to locate the valve, which was about 3 in below grade. Def did not expect the valve to be where it was, within a few feet either direction from the corner intersection. All the other zones on the street except these two had valves behind the sidewalk easement.

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  2. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    Sounds like those valves were installed out in the public right-of-way

    That's one of my top 5 pet peeves of dumb irrigation rookies installation mistakes.
     
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    They were.....which was why I mentioned it. not the best idea
     
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    What kind of connectors are those?

    What brand boot?
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  5. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Please don't mow over valves:laugh:

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  6. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Blazing bvs1
    wonverine, nothing special.
     
  7. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Are those with steel toe:waving:
     
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yerp, they sure be:weightlifter:
     
  9. Thank you for cursing me!

    one of the biggest mistake that happens when I do something like this.
    Doing a clean up for a bank repo here in town. Needs to be ready by this Saturday, relator called me today at 14:32 this afternoon.

    Cut back landscape and then check irrigation afterwards, tell bank repair estimate, get approval.

    I usually only do the clean up and system check...Why, clean up relator pays for and will get paid by the guy within 30 days. Bank, lucky if you get paid in 120 days for $100 repair. not worth the head ache....only took me 4 jobs done in one month to learn this.
     

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