going under sidewalk

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by happy, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. happy

    happy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    What is the beest way to send a 1" line under a sidewalk, without taking too much material out so that years later it does not cave in because of no gravel or compacted base under the sidewalk?

    Messages: 18,668

    We put caps on whatever size we need and using sch 40 pipe sledge hammer it through.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sidewalks collapse but rarely, if they're made of concrete. Dig away.
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Two guys and two sharpshooters :)
  5. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oh please don't start the shotgun thread again or was I thinking about a post on another site regarding going under sidewalks.
  6. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    how about air or water to bore a hole ?
  7. grassrangers

    grassrangers LawnSite Member
    Messages: 39

    if its a smaller sidewalk use a pressure washer...takes like maybe one min!
  8. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,274

    Piece of 1-1/2" steel pipe and a 16# slam-hammer. Oh and a strong backed helper trained in the art of sledge.
  9. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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  10. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,455

    You wanted the 'best way' Here it is. Under a sidewalk in less than 30 seconds.
    THis was an 10' or so bore.



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