repair pics

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by londonrain, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    Directional Boring gone bad...
    Pics of a system we maintain on a monthly contract...

    We find a washout hole....
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    Upon further inspection we start finding pieces of pipe...
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    The leak was further up the main line...
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    3" main with a section missing and a new 50 strand telephone line installed...
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    3" main with a lot of debris...
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    3" main with mud packed in the end...great
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    3" main repaired....
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    A lot of digging when repairing 3" mains....
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    We installed a ball valve at the further point of the system and flushed the main of most of the debris..

    MORE pic's coming of more damage.. A 2" lateral line broken going under road, another 3" main repair at a 2" valve, a 2" valve repair, a 1" valve repair and 50 clogged spray nozzles.... plus we will charge up the main for further damage in the morning ..Total length of the Directional bore was about 700 ft....
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good for you London, few of us know how crazed a
    commercial site can be! Nice pics:cry:
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,062

    Interesting. I would figure that as much of a system as possible would be kept away from the easement, so future utility work might not interfere so much.
     
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Crazy! Did any of that debris get into any of the valves, or were you able to flush it out before it worked its way down the pipe?
     
  5. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes it made it to the valves since the system tried running with damage so far a 1" DV and a 2" PEB with pipe pieces both required new diaphragms...More pics coming soon...
     
  6. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    I learned to keep the mainline clean the hard way. My first system I installed 4 years ago and accidentally got sand in a mainline because of an open end combined with a rainstorm. Battled debris for the next year with a few diaphragms.

    Looks like a nice repair, thats a good sized hole on the 4 90s too!
     
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    i hope you cut the phone line for good measure
     
  8. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    At least the customer doesnt have to foot the bill in the end.
     
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,554

    i bet they do, they don't call it an easement for nothing
     
  10. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    The directional boring contractor is turning it into his insurance company....
     

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