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Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

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

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,578

    no boot shot?? rip-off :p
  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,593

    Those are a *****, hope you didn't hurt the integrity of the wall.
  3. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,946

    I'm a rebel with the boot shot

    Irritation. There was a 2x10 board underneath the 2 layers of keystone. It's all good

    I'm more worried about the grass. It WAS table top grade before I got to it.. lol
  4. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Hope they never decide to aerate the lawn on this one.
    Mostly dirt in this area with loose rocks.
    And this is work being done by a large "professional" irrigation company.
    What happened to the state rules saying 6-8 inches of cover?
    I guess they think it doesn't apply to them.


  5. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    here is a head that was replaced by a "professional" contractor on a lawn that I mow. There are about 6 heads just like this along with 3 new valve boxes. I told the HO to call them back to correct them. The way they corrected them was they threw a shovel full of dirt around each one! :dizzy:
    We have already had an understanding of its not a question IF they get hit with the mower, but when and that I will not be responsible for it!!

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  6. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 585

    Sprinkus: I'm trying to understand the T, all the elbows, reduction bushings, & the reversal back in the other direction.

    Looks like a tear down and rebuild.
  7. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 585

    What's wrong with it? You shouldn't be cutting that low.
  8. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,310

    They tied into the existing main to extend it to another area. Looks like they didn't have a 2" slip fix and used 90's instead.
  9. dwc

    dwc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Typical hack answer. Underperforming, malfunctioning, incorrecrly installed, non head to head shooting, non pressure regulated......Blame it on the yard whacker!
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  10. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,086

    when i worked for an "irrigation only" outfit i blamed 95% of my repair work on the lawnboys. (the other 5 i blamed on weather).

    now that i work for a site management co (think trugreen/brickman) i can't do that anymore. Thankfully we're all commercial, so i don't have to explain to mrs. smith why her 15 year old pgp isn't rotating anymore.


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