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Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

Discussion in 'Professional Discussions' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. jdmccay

    jdmccay LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    You spelled "Demo saw and excavator" wrong
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  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 6,512

    Couldn't really tell from the pics
  3. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,006

    i see this kind of crap all the time...people around are getting pavers, have drive torn up....PUT A DAMN SLEEVE now. you never know when you'll do low voltage lighting or need to run an extension of irrigation system...never fails.

    then they are surprised its going to cost over 600 to run a sleeve under the driveway.
  4. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,844

    Just when you think the season is over I stubble upon one last beauty...

    W 124 Crap Plumbing.jpg
    The "twist a 3/4 thread x 1 socket bushing onto a hose bib". Next glue on an assortment of 1" PVC fittings. Install valve and poly and a cheap Home Depot controller and it's like you are an irrigation pro!
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  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 52,788

    that should be a centerfold in Craptastic Monthly magazine
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  6. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,065

    That much or more when the broken pipe left under the driveway makes itself known.

    Run into that on almost every driveway and pool paver job.

    Thanks for the job security, hardscapers!
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  7. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,436

    And then they dump the downspout 3 feet away with a pop up drain. :laugh:
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  8. Outlawn

    Outlawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    Got called for a “leak in the yard.” No shut off except the gate valves on either side of the meter. Had the city come turn the water off so I could cut in a ball valve.
    Hack job was the blue things on there which are “magnetic water softeners.” Heh.

    Leak ended up being a 2” line with a gate valve that ran to the guest house. The gate valve (that I didn’t know was even there until I had dug out, cut, and tried to sleeve the 2” line) was in the flower beds in a valvebox filled with dirt. The 2” male PVC Nipple had cracked.



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  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,270

    I had some clown ask me to install some kind of magnet thing on the irrigation main to his garden. He said it produced “structured water” and made the plants grow better. Whatever, just write the check and I will pump essential oils through a dosatron if you want me to.

    BTW where did you find the mossy oak valve box lid? Lol
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  10. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Gold Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 3,044

    Not directly near the meter, correct?

    Magnets can do some funny things to meter functionality, albeit, the purveyors have little sense of humor.

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