Okay manifold boxers. Teach this Texan

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Have a job on a large mansion property. This is 4 2" valves in 10" round boxes. The valves are about 18" deep. We have stacked boxes but the mowers run over the boxes and keep pushing them back into the ground which of course causes a low area and this unattractive mess. Besides setting this whole thing in concrete what would you suggest?

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  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Even us manifold loving fools put 2" valves in their own 10" cans.
     
  3. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Well I'll be. So we aren't so different after all.:dancing:
     
  4. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    12"x17" VBs with the boxes notched out 3-4" on inlet and outlet.....or 2 jumbo boxes if they will fit
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Or those smaller rectangular boxes plus extensions. One box per valve.
     
  6. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    I thought of that but these valves are close to a driveway and the boxes will really stick out. Plus I'm nervous about the mowers breaking a tee. I may move the whole mess 20 yards up and line them up (perpendicular to how they are now.) so the mowers can go over them in one cut without running the wheels over the boxes.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Put garden gnomes on the lids.
     
  8. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Mexican mowers would run over those but maybe the Virgin of Guadalupe statues would work.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why can't you get some drain tile of the right size to use as extensions, and support them on bricks?
     
  10. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    What would I use for covers?
     

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