cut and repair

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by londonrain, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    A property we have been repairing with the 3" main and over 500 spray heads, had one last section that I could not get working. The property owners asked if I could get this last part of the system working. The system had been down for almost 5 years when I looked at it earlier this year. Today we started on one of the final repairs. We did some digging and found a 1 1/2" and a 3/4" line that had been capped just as it went under a 40'+ drive.
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    We found the lines on the other side of the drive, so I cut the lines and used my fish tape to see how far we could get and it was about 5'.
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    my partner cutting the asphalt...
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    we find the cut 1 1/2". No wonder it was not working, one end capped and the other side destroyed and about 30' of 1 1/2" missing....
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    We ended up cutting the entire 40' drive and re-piping over 40' of 1 1/2" line and reconnected the system.

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  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good job man!! He works and you take the pics. My kind of job. Just kidding. But good detective work.
     
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why didn't you just bore with your rotowitch?
     
  4. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    This one was driving me crazy, I could not figure if I was missing a valve since all the wiring had been cut many times. I finally decided that there must have been a capped line and started digging.....sure enough there it was.
     
  5. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    Gas and power runs right under the drive....
     
  6. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Who fixes the asphalt? Do you guys manage that part?
     
  7. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    We will patch the drive on Friday. We will cut and patch another drive on Friday and repair a 3" main at the same site.
     
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you were me, I would have dropped a 2.5" sleeve in on that repair.
     
  9. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    I was thinking about it but it was only a lateral line and no wires go in this area, so I did not feel the need for a sleeve on this repair. If it was a main or wires then I agree it would have been sleeved...
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    the Bandwidth Police wanted me to mention the possibility of creating some 'chatboard versions' of the half-meg photos. Like this, or even this one, if you had a lot of them to post. (I'm on dialup tonight)
     

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