Remnants of a hydraulic system?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,690

    I picked up a new site a few weeks ago. We had to repair after they chain trenched across the whole property for new electric service. We spent about a day Fixing all the pipes and control wires and got the system going. Yesterday I got a call about a leak so I went by this morning and found seven 1/4" tubes with one broken pissing water out with no zones running. The tube said "toro irrigation solution" on it. I had no way of knowing where it came from so I just kinked it off. The house is really old but the current system seems to be within the past 20 years or so. Do you think they could have used the old main from a hydraulic system and converted it to electric and left some of the 1/4 connected somewhere? None of the control seem to follow the main.
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  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,594

    Very possible. I've worked on many Toro hydraulic systems where the tubing supply is separate from the main supply.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,756

    Since the "control water" never touches the water going through the normally-open hydraulic valves, the supply can connect elsewhere.

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