Cement + sprinks=my day rough!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,173

    My boss prob banked a 1000$ after Material and 2 guys 5 hrs...


    on top of that too they cut every pipe anywhere near the driveway..I wish i had my camera...All the sprinks were on the pipe, with 4-8 inches of cement around every saddle.. MAN! I CURSED A FEW TIMES (under my breath of course).

    Should of brought a jackhammer to this turn on~

    H/O got Owned on a sprinkler bill because he hired sh!tty landscrapers..going back tomorrow..pics to come
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,211

    Ouch!! keep your head up, you'll look like a saint when done.

    We once had about 20 hours servicing a COPPER system that the landscapers replacing a sidewalk damaged. So many problems, breaks, and then plugged lines. Glad my tech worked on it!!
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,606

    dumb landscapers
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,386

    Give 'em heck!

  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Wonders how deep the irrigation line was?
  6. Fordsuvparts

    Fordsuvparts LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    Damn you guys are hard on landscapers, not all of us are stupid, just about 60%.
    I repaired a system that the pool company cut every line except the main and then poured concrete over all of it to cover up all the problems. Of course they had all ready been paid and cashed the checks when the owners tried to fire up the system. I think i had about 10-12 hours repairing and rerouting the wiring and pvc around the pool deck. I read all of the post in the Irrigation section daily, mainly just for laughs, you guys know your stuff. I believe that i will start asking questions to see how good you guys really are.
  7. Tom Tom

    Tom Tom LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,281

    Manifold rebuild I had yesterday that could have gone up in smoke. Yup, thats a gas line right under the manifold. BTW, one of the pvc tees was split.

  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    1) what depth was the gas line
    2) what idiot would install a manifold over one
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,606

    which wire is the red wire?!?!?!
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,211

    Dang - what part of town was it? Was there a box around it?

    Ahhhh..... manifold crosses. Absolutely horrible. Right bootsie?

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