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Plumbing Problem

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by JayinMI, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Some Sprinkler Guy

    Some Sprinkler Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Wow you would rather run piping all through the stinking house than tie in at the meter? I would walk a job that needed piping in the house. We tie in all systems at the meter around here. Fast, easy, clean and I dont have to take off my boots.
     
  2. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
    Messages: 18,668

    It's different up north. The meters in many cases are in the basements.
     
  3. Some Sprinkler Guy

    Some Sprinkler Guy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 167

    Yea, I've been up north and seen the basement meters. Tie in at the meter is super simple though. Thats what I would do even if its deep.
     
  4. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
    Messages: 18,668

    me too but we are programmed to think that way. They are programmed to come out of the house and plow it in. There is a good chance you will do more hand digging in a month than northern irrigators do in 6 months. Different setups and different soils.
     
  5. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    I'll look for it. I'll be gone from AUG 5 til the 17th.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 48,925

    Some meter installs will be on special holder assemblies called "yokes" and they are a whole 'nother story, when it comes to making a system connection in a small pit.
     
  7. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,157

    Sure it's 1/2" copper?
    The outside diameter of 3/4" copper is pretty close to that of 1/2" pvc. I've had guys mistake 3/4" copper pipe for 1/2" pipe many times.
     

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