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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jvanvliet, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,372

    King snake is correct and I believe the King snake can kill a coral snake as well. Good to have around the garden.
  2. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    You're right, it's a King snake; good to have around for vermin & often mistaken for one of these; a coral snake (not uncommon here), I crushed it under my foot. I kept this one in the freezer to show clients why we get hazardous duty pay.

    As for the pool, this pool was to be resurfaced. Since the pool was near a lake @ 5ft elevation a test hole had to be drilled to determine the ground water level. The water level was right @ 5 Ft. Because the pool is 7ft deep, the deep end of the pool is actually below the ground water level. Emptying the pool would create positive buoyancy and in time, the pool will pop up out of ground.

    Because the resurfacing process takes days, we needed to be sure we kept enough water in the bottom of the pool to keep it in the ground, be able to remove the water for prep work and pump water from below the pool to complete the job before refilling the pool.

    The main drain on this pool had been compromised as a result of an earlier repair, usually we go in through the main drain. In this case, we had to drill through the bottom of the pool, establish a well head, insert a 1.5" threaded well casing with a small screen. A hydraulic composite was then injected around the casing to assure the seal and the pump was "rigged".

    When the pool company needed the pool dry, we would cap off the hole and pump out the water, once the pool was dry, we would connect the pump to the well head and pump water from underneath the pool until end of the day. At that time we would pull the pump off the well head and allow the ground water to seep up into the pool which is what you see in the photographs.

    Once the surface was finished, we capped the hole and filled the pool. :waving:

  3. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,083

    I had a Coral Snake in a 400 gallon water feature at my old house. I see my thankfully now ex- wife standing there with a confused look on her face like "WTF" is this?

    It is a Coral Snake just curled up next to her foot - and she is wearing sandals. She jumped back when I told her it was poisonous then asked why it didn't strike her.

    My response: Professional Courtesy.

    I have gotten a few good benefits from being married to a real winner. One of them is in the bedroom. Just last evening I was competing in the mattress acrobatics before the floor exercise and my girlfriend asked what I thought of during this time.
    So I told her my ex-wife.
    She wanted to know if this was due to with-held feelings of sorrow or regret.
    Nope, it's just so I don't blow my load quicker. Works better than a cold shower or watching a fatal accident.

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  5. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Now that's a classic post from txirrigation.:clapping:
  6. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    Yep. He oughta to a standup act. Someone else's misery often makes great comedy.
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  7. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    Could have solved long term issues if you told her it was cuddly & she ought to give it a hug.

    As for me, my horizontal enrichment program does not involve memories of that all white, pure bred guinea c.... never mind.

    Rock on! :drinkup:
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,155

    Rodney Dangerfield made a career of blaming himself. :laugh:
  9. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    Richard Lewis, too.

    Messages: 18,668

    Coral snakes are good. They eat vermin as well. Unless its threatening your children or dog it should be left alone.

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