A Little Trenching

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ZX12R, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Ah yes. Forgot about that one probably cuz it was for my sister and her husband wanted it that way to build a shed around it. Didn't make a dime on the system since it was a gift to her. Put the whole thing together with 2 pairs of pliers an a box cutter. An awesome micro spray system that would put any drip system to shame.
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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    When it's time to service the valves, you will regret cheapness/lazyness on valve boxes. Digging a foot deep isn't any hardship.
     
  3. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    It is filled with stone Mike.I was using two pavers to help support the manifold while bringing in the poly from behind the fence for zones 5,6,& 7.I left 2" between 3/4" gravel and the bottom of the valves. If I take the pavers out,the manifold supports itself although I am leaving them there anyway.

    You guys are a tough crowd.I was going to post my wiring of the valves,but,I be skeered.*trucewhiteflag*
     
  4. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    I assume you are joking.If not,how in the world did you manage that?
     
  5. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wet,When the time comes to service a valve,its a piece of cake.....no worries here.Even if a disaster happens,if I had to,I could pull the two valve boxes out of the ground quite easily while not making a mess.Everything would be wide open for me.Two things I am not is cheap nor lazy.That hole was every bit of 15" deep.I actually raised it because I wanted the valve boxes a certain height as they are in what will be part of a bed when I am done landscaping the fence area.

    Why don't you come over for a :drinkup: sometime. :waving:

    On a different note,I can't delete thes pics,can I?
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you are too cheap to buy a 12-inch-deep valve box, you are too cheap to buy a 12-inch-deep valve box. The universe will survive.
     
  7. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    You are right,I should have told you the truth....it was the extra money that I did not want to pay.
     
  8. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Well apparently I did install one. Had to move to Colorado though where they are legal. Never installed a manifold in Texas. Has to repair many installed by foreigners and homeowners though.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can't be any worse than this beauty. :dizzy:

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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011
  10. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    No,its a lot nicer than that. I can't believe people do work like that and actually get paid.

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