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Detective Time???

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by PurpHaze, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Got a work order that an area was "very wet" and went out to do a little detective work. Found the following situation which is a property line interface zone between two sites. Want to hazard a guess as to what caused it? Actually quite simple but thought I'd provide insufficient information... sorta like a lot of the questions we field here. :laugh:

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  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Valve box resting on lateral line, those ruts are from a big truck? :)
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Nope... not even close.

    Crane truck with HVAC unit on it.
  4. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    Low end drainage caused the turf to be soft. Then the truck ran over the head and pushed it down into the turf and system ran for a few days..
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Great deduction... but that's not it. I like the way you think though. :)

    I'll post the "answer" pictures this afternoon.
  6. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Line on property A was cut while doing installation or service on property B. Couldn't see any water running after doing repairs and checking system on B. Then everytime A runs it floods area through open pipe?

    Is that it? What do I win? A DanaMac Fan Club gimme cap?
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey now, if you're going to make fun of it. We'll just leave you out of the club. :laugh: :laugh:

    PROFESSORRAIN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 246

    Water possibly from roof drains (drops off building to right) see staind concrete from right?
  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Not quite. Maybe Dana will part with a picture of his legs though??? :laugh:
  10. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Great deduction!!! You win... although the water is actually from four PGP sprinklers that either dump water directly on the swampy area or onto the concrete drain channel that then carries the water to the swamp. One sprinkler was put directly behind an electrical transformer and all the water hitting the transformer was just sloshing down the concrete.

    The boss met with the original contractor today about the problem. One sprinkler got capped, two others had smaller nozzles put in and the whole system was cut back total time. The zones hadn't been cut back either for the fall like our systems were about 7 weeks ago.

    Basically one of the simplest explanations. Too much water. :laugh:

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