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root intrusion

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,589

    This Toro 734 valve in head wasn't popping so we dug it up and found this. I just took this place over, I wonder how long the other company ignored this. It was good we got to replace it with an 834 which has a taller riser.

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  2. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,343

    Wow that is wild. I have not seen any thing like that happen before. Looks like that root was determined to stay its course.
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  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,545

    Maybe it just only stopped working recently. It happens. Is that area only covered by the FC heads?

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  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    There is a line of pgps along the drive to the right but nothing to the left of the big toros.
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  5. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Whew, I know that feeling when you find out the head is surrounded by roots. Have a job that has a broken head and lateral under it and it is completely encircled by a 4" root. Break out the sawzall.
     
  6. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I normally have 1 of those a year, put the sawzall to the test. The old golf head bring back some memories for me when I first started out in irritation.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is the solenoid in the first photo a 24 VAC one? Black and red wires make me think DC
     
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think we have done at least 10 root problems this year already.
     
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 495

    The toro stuff i've seen is 24VAC and red and black...
     

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