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Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

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

  1. Green Sweep

    Green Sweep LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Pittsburgh, PA
    Messages: 322

    These pics are from a local football field that had irrigation installed three years ago. RB 7005's, booster pump, 1.5" PGA's - everything installed as specified. Only one problem - 1.5" laterals 6 to 8" deep. School had the field aerated and entire system is trashed. We are reinstalling the laterals from the valves (18" deep!), installing new swing joints and connecting to the heads. Attorneys involved and everything - guess they are going after the original installer.


  2. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 807

    Wow..that's brutal.
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,219

    Holy cannoli.....
  4. locallawncare.ca

    locallawncare.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 756

    That's some deep aerating, that being said I have hit lines on residentials that were no more 2 inches deep. Not sure what code is on those kinds of things but I would think that 12 inches would be safe minimum.
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,219

    I saw this gem yesterday at a church while xmas shopping in historic Manitou Springs. Plumbed out through the window pane, no testcocks, hose bibb drain before the PVB which defeats the purpose of the PVB if someone attaches a hose, I love how the rain sensor is turned up, and I have no idea where the green hose goes in the ground or through the window. Oh and it should be an RP instead due to the terrain.

  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,514

    Testcocks aren't really necessary to make a PVB function.
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    on that field, all be it, not the deepest mainline, but usually at least that is a bare minimum I have had to go in some areas due to obstructions beyond my helping, that however should not have been the case in that location. ok, that is some deep aeration. looks to be the kind that is deeper without cores am I right? usually vibration action....
  8. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    Hope the school had a spec sheet that specified pipe depth.
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  9. Green Sweep

    Green Sweep LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Pittsburgh, PA
    Messages: 322

    I have the specs which specifies: "ALL PVC PIPE SHALL BE SDR 21 CLASS 200 SOLVENT WELD. BURIED WITH A MINIMUM OF 18" OF COVER". It was a deeper aeration - not your typical 4" tines.
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    yup, contractor is gonna eat it...........

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