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dry well install

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,675

    I put in a Flow Well at my house today for the down spout. It kicked my a$$ because I haven't done much digging in the past 4 months. I trenched with the Maxi for the 4" ADS. Then I dug the hole for the flow well it was 5' to sand everything above was loam and clay. The first pic is before and the last is after clean up. I forgot to take a pic of the flow well it self.




  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,155

    You're a little young to be running a big machine.
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,675

    thats my helper, 13 months old.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,550

    Say "Hi" to the sprout. Looks like he's enjoying the wide outdoors.
  5. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    If you can survive "mom", take him w/ you. Let him drag pipe and help with the glue work. My 15 year old has been tagging w/ me since he was 2. At about 3, he could pull full lengths of pipe and play short distance gopher for me. I did it with my pop. I always thought it was a good deal. Sit at home or day care, or go with dad. Dad always won with me and up until recently always did with the boy too. He has reached that point where he recognizes work for what it is and FUMES are starting to get in the way as well.
  6. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    perfumes and car fumes?
  7. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    Those are the two biggies. If he lives to be 18 and move out, it will mean we struck a truce somewhere along the way! I do have an edge now. "His" car needs fixing. I traded for it years ago (an irrigation swap) and gave it to him for his 8th birthday. Now, the work becomes more important. He will be legal to drive in August and have an unrestricted license in September. Figuring out how to pay for the repair work/parts is top on his list. That makes being nice to his Dad and showing up for work so he has money AND the shop to work in starts being a bigger priority again!
  8. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    So, in your area, you dig down 5' and hit sand? Wow that would be different. Sure would be handy for drainage projects. We dig down 5" and hit rock, 5' and hit solid rock.:cry:
  9. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,910

    I dig more than a foot and I hit sand. Did you dig into a back-filled area?
  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,675

    in this area the soil can be any array of things from pure sand, clay, loam, clay mixed with baseball sized rocks. But my yard is an old potato field. A lot of the fields here have the same soil (very heavy and don't need irrigation). I dont have a system at my house and the grass is green alll summer long.

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