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Ran over pop-up emitter for 2nd time!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mow Money Lawn Care, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Mow Money Lawn Care

    Mow Money Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    I ran over a customers pop-up emitter early summer, then I just ran it over again while mulching leaves. I knew it was there so I lifted the mower up a bit, I guess the suction pulled it up just enough to hit the blades. I bought just the green pop up part at Home Depot after the first time, now they won't just sell that, it only comes with the elbow for $10. I checked other hardware stores and they are the same. Does anyone know where I can find just the top part and not the pvc elbow?
  2. turfrider1020

    turfrider1020 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    i have a customer who for some reason has a pvc pipe sticking out of the ground and is capped. it has something to do with the irrigation case when you hit it water goes apesh-t everywhere, anywayabout 4 years ago i just bareley hit it with my trimmer and it snapped so i kept away from it well this year 2 different guys broke it one way or another and after fixing it the second time i was cutting the yard and hit a pine cone that hit it and snapped the pipe again
  3. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,289

    The 4" pop-ups cost around $2 and no elbow but elbow or even swing joint is around $2. Now the rotors run around $8 .....John Deere...or Lowes or HD.
  4. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    One of them little orange marking flags, 8 cents.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,618

    Your getting boned on the elbow. I pay 17 cents for them.
  6. Mow Money Lawn Care

    Mow Money Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    Home depot, Lowes or Handyman Hardware doesn't sell them without the elbow. I can't find anywhere here in St. Louis that does.
  7. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Lets back up a sec... What's a "pop up emmiter"? Are you talking about a sprinkler head, or a downspout drian off the house, that's buried and has a cap on it where it elbows back up and the water comes out? I'm guessing the latter...

    I'm guessing that the store you went may have just been out of the emmiter caps, because I believe they should usually stock them. Sounds like you may want to just go ahead and dig it up and set it to proper grade while you are replacing it yet again. Perhaps show the customer that it's too high and that's why you hit it with the mower. I'm sure they would understand considering that it was bured under leaves. They probably wouldn't hold you responsible even...
  8. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Are you telling me you want to search all over town and ask on here to save less than $10? If so, please get a life.
  9. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Kind of what I was thinking.
  10. Mow Money Lawn Care

    Mow Money Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 762

    If your wasting your time to respond like that, maybe you should get a life!!! Don't you have anything better to do??????????????????????????????

    Why should I buy the entire thing if I don't need it. All I need is the cap, not the elbow that comes with it. That's just a waste of money.

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