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"True" underground watering

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirt Boy, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 489

    Found this today.
    Thought you all might find it funny. Not sure how it wound up like this.

    sprinkler in the hole 1.jpg

    sprinkler in the hole 2.jpg
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,219

    I went to one earlier this spring, that had about 5-7 RB 1804 heads buried 6"-12" below ground, still with the orange flush caps on them. The system is probably 5-8 years old.

    Good find DB.
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    i have seen a few like that. always shocks me to find that kinda of hack crap

    Messages: 1,343

    About a month ago we found one similar. My question is how does it happen that an irrigation is head can get buried so deep?
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  5. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,945

    The Grade get's raised. The people who raised it didn't pay attention to the sprinkler system
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,517

    Regrading after installation always grates on me. "I'm going to extend the garden a bit" turns into a foot or so of fill dumped over existing heads and lines.
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,150

    I was called to a site with a very wet area. Dug it up, and, sure enough, there was a PGP that still had the brass to pop-up, even though it was eight inches down. :dizzy:
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,314

    IGNORED is prolly a better choice of words.
    They're not being paid to raise the heads. The owners are cutting costs and don't call their irrigator or mark head and valve placement before grading if they are doing the work themselves.
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