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Drain Pipe? What drain pipe...I didn't hit anything...

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by SprinklerGuy, May 3, 2006.

  1. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    The first pic is of the front yard....lower right is the drain exit....way up on the back side of the house is where I found this leak.

    When zone 2 came on it leaked out of the drain here at the street....and when I say leak, I mean gusher. After much wandering I heard gushing in the back yard, started digging and found this poly pipe that looks like it was pulled through the french drain.......it of course was damaged and eventually leaked...right into the french drain, effectively making it hard to find because the leak never surfaced.

    Good news = French drain works great
    Bad news = SprinklerGuy gives client large bill for labor :)

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  2. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Here is the leak in all it's glory..duct tape works great.

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  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Nice plow job. And to think I only suspected it was us TGs (Trencher Guys) that hit stuff like this. :laugh:
     
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    I sometimes wonder how many pipes I've plowed through that I'll never know about.
     
  5. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    I wonder the same thing....but this guy knew....note the duct tape on the nick in the poly.....
     
  6. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    No you got that one wrong
    Good news-Sprinkler guy gives client large bill for labor!
     
  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    See we DO have something in common SprinklerGuy..we both call our customers "Clients"
    and I bet that's not the only thing we have in common baby!
     
  8. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,778

    Hmmm...could be ;) Usually those w/ the most in common have the most trouble getting along....

    Yesterday was a very large day for GrumpySprinklerGuy and today was so large I quit early....and tomorrow..well, even better. It sure is fun when there is no overhead monster to feed! I don't even mind digging in tree roots and rocky soil.....well, I won't go that far.
     
  9. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    I think ya oughta buy a Mantis for that..Mine will be in tommorrow!I gotta get a life..I am all exited about it getting here!Geeezze..getting pretty bad !OH and why would someone pull pipe through a french drain?Lucky you found it at all!
     
  10. paolaken

    paolaken LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 699

    that is funny, i have the same situation right now. have to go back and find zone 3 line that homeowner trenched through this winter putting french drain in back yard. water doesn't surface, it runs the 75' or so and comes out the end of the drain.
     

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