Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. avernon0112

    avernon0112 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Nice one!!
  2. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Wow, I really don't know what to say. Creative= YES!
  3. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Looks like something I would have thought about doing in my younger years:rolleyes:
  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    Wow. Customer's site (new). Yes, this will re rectumfied.

    At least they used a pipe clamp to the concrete, albeit a drywall screw.


  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,172

    You get the good ones Matt. Why the hell they did not use sch 80 is beyond me, I know why copper was not used.:dizzy:
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,758

    just cover it up with mulch :)
  7. TaylorCustomScapes

    TaylorCustomScapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    I just about ended up a member of this "hackers hall of fame" thread the other day. I was staking out the back yard for some landscaping (a few trees, shrubs, and edging) and the guy asked if I could move the irrigation thing in his yard. The moment I caught myself calling it a "thing" I just told him I had no clue how to do it, and he should call his original installer on that one.

    I feel like I avoided a traffic accident or something, I shouldn't feel this proud :confused:
  8. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553



    Second job I've run across in a week where the original installer put A/S valves in a box in the ground. Thought I would reuse the valves on this one and just clean them and install above grade per code. Turns out the genius who put them in used blue glue on the MA threads into the valves...

    Also funny that they put the valves in the middle of a french drain... maybe that was to carry away the backflow of water thru the A/S after each cycle?

    What got me out to the job was a leak in the old rusty galvanized supply line where it connected via a dialectric coupling to the 3/4" coming out of the house, went though a concrete step and under the wooden tie at the base of the steel fence. Went over the step w/ SCH 80 after a new Matco ball valve, then new Rain Bird ASVF valves.

    More pics tomorrow after i finish. Got a late start on this topday and didn't have replacement valves on hand.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  9. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,594

    Beautiful concrete work, I bet that site is class all the way.:dizzy:
  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,594

    Good idea, reuse trash. :hammerhead:

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