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The Official "What were they thinking?" Game!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenworldh20, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    and here's your host, greenworldh20!!!

    well, i am kicking it off...the new game on lawnsite...

    here is the first submission. now, honestly, 'what were they thinking?' (or maybe they weren't).:nono:

    sideways backflow.jpg
  2. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

    they were trying to save a fitting...the install tech forgot an elbow...the boss always did it this way...the 'plumber' thought that if there WAS a backflow on the system, it would work...the plumber got sick and his side kick got forced into this project...

  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,184

    I've seen one like that!! Told them it didn't meet code and needed fixing. They said no, it works just fine. I doubt they know how it actually works?
  4. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,444

    yeh its sideways, but im looking at the hose bib.... why put one on the pipe riser, when theres one on the side of the house 1ft away??
  5. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659


    it is there for winterization...easier than pulling out the pvc plug every season...so much quicker.

  6. Nw. Shadesofgreen

    Nw. Shadesofgreen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    Boy that is sure a fine masterpiece. This just goes to show why our indusrty needs some standards.
    Thanks for sharing the photo.

    NW Shades Of Green
  7. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Don't know about your area, but down here we have a plumbing code to cover that.

    That's a picture of genuine quality sprinkler system scrub (hope no one's looking) work.
  8. turfman59

    turfman59 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 801

    Man now I know why your help refuses to speak English, Not because they cant, but because they just dont want to talk to You....After reading this I know you must have all the answers.
  9. greenworldh20

    greenworldh20 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 659

  10. MikeK

    MikeK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I see the controller wires are being run into the house, rather than the garage. A classic example of a homeowner who thought he could install his own system.
    My quess is that the homeowner did not know any better, I would be suprised to hear that this was installed by a professional contractor.
    Wonder what the rest of the system looks like?

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