For the most part any Joe Knucklehead can wake up and say "I'm an irrigation ex spurt/ company". And like many other things in the landscape biz the cheapest price wins the job. But of course this is not the long term recipe for success.It is everywhere. This is a result of shoddy service work over the years. The valve box was originally at the bottom of the hole, I had the guys raise the valve and level the valve box. We have since added dirt leveled it out. While frustrating, most of what we have is sand, so sorting these issues out is usually not that difficult.
You can tell a lot about a man by his wiring job.Found this today on one of my properties. It's been on nodes for 7 years or so, clocks are long gone, wires are unfixable at this point. But more than likely a lot of this could have been saved if not for the splices. 2- regular wire nuts and what looks like a telephone wire splice ? Always remember , your splices are more often than not the key to your success.
No valve boxes?I really need to give a shout out to the guy who did this. With 1 exception , this actually works. View attachment 490188 View attachment 490190 View attachment 490192
Reminds me of a deal I ran across many years ago.St Augustine is a very thick grass, and is mowed at 4" or more. It is recommend in FL to leave you heads BELOW the top of the grass. This allows the gras to break up your spray pattern evenly distributing the water to the grass blades.
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So I see similar stuff a lot.15' sprays along the sidewalk and carport. Center of turf is dry. Brightview's solution was to just add a rotor on each side. I wonder where the zone down the middle went to? View attachment 493078 View attachment 493076
I do like the idea of burning the valve # on the lid. May have to copy thatAnd occasionally you come across a system that just makes you smile. I have 100+ View attachment 510779 View attachment 510778 zones on this system and 95 are done like this. The other 12 or so are typical Florida
Glueable flexible pvc if I’m right , I use it on occasion in 3/4”What is this flex product? Same are carflex electrical conduit and the white stuff used in hot tubs?
I do most of the time. Sometimes this is just a better fit. Some repairs can be easier.Why not use funny pipe?
That's even worse than the DA's that put rocks in the valve box.So, had a valve that just would not stop leaking. No big deal, cut it off downstream spin it off and Spin a new one back on. Except here in FL , we like to make a nice concrete bed for the pipe and valve to rest in. This is not a thrust block , those are differ t and useful, who even thinks of this stuff ?? But I got some new toys so alls good
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Dirty water and micro,I suppose this makes sense, as I assume we will be checking the storm water pond daily to watch the water levels and then know when to switch pumps
specs call for a 5hp centrifugal for the pond and a 7.5 hp for the deep well. I love architects
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You can tell a lot about a man (or company) by looking at their wiring job.You just can’t make this stuff up
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