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We tested the system last week

Posted By: pangloss
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 06:59 pm

The line on the far side of the house worked OK - it only has a few sprinklers. But it was leaking from seams in the bottom of the driveway. The line has been there over 30+ years - not my fault. It was only leaking from a small triangle section.

I considered having my kid use one of those burrowing water jet things. He dug some holes but we couldn't find the damn line.

So I called a sprinkler repair guy off Angies List. Quote: $1,700. It seemed like a lot for such a small chunk of lawn. My wife didn't like the idea of Astroturf. So we hired him. He's a big islander. He and his guy started work yesterday.

His guy is a gigantic islander, 300+ lbs, with a thick accent. He smashed out the triangle manually with a steel bar and sledge hammer. No line.

We talked it over. Next thing you know there are several large islanders smashing out the whole damned driveway. New price: $7,500.

It rained like mad yesterday and today so my driveway is mud. Lots of mud.

But they found the leak.

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Messages In This Thread

Rocker Ute icon NEW: Rocker Ute Water Conservation Yearly PSA (long)
Rocker Ute - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 04:36 pm [ID# 1947102] [reply]
HoopUte icon NEW: Damn straight. Want a healthy lawn? Don't water it too early or too much
HoopUte - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 05:20 pm [ID# 1947107] [reply]
SforkUte icon NEW: Nothing grinds my gears more harshly than seeing businesses, churches and homes using water to sprinkle their grass in the midst of all this rain. (nm)
SforkUte - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 06:26 pm [ID# 1947109] [reply]
Newbomb Turk icon NEW: Xeriscape. Drip systems for vegetable gardens and plants in the xeriscape areas. This will conserve water and cut down on weeds. Spray heads waste water in these areas and promote weed growth. (nm)
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 06:42 pm [ID# 1947110] [reply]
SkinyUte icon NEW: "Kids, you're driving me nuts today. Will you please go outside and play in the cactus and gravel?" (nm)
SkinyUte - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 09:56 pm [ID# 1947118] [reply]
SforkUte icon NEW: “You darn whippersnappers! Get off of my gravel!" (nm)
SforkUte - -- Thursday 23 May 2019, at 06:01 am [ID# 1947120] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: We tested the system last week
pangloss - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 06:59 pm [ID# 1947112] [reply]
HoopUte icon NEW: I used to be able to find galvanized water lines using copper tubing in a divining rod-like technique.
HoopUte - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 07:25 pm [ID# 1947113] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: Dousing rods - yeah I didn't believe it either.
Rocker Ute - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 09:52 pm [ID# 1947117] [reply]
HoopUte icon NEW: I would dazzle (or maybe it was bore) my friends showing them how I could find sprinkler lines in a city park
HoopUte - -- Thursday 23 May 2019, at 07:58 am [ID# 1947123] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: We actually just did it with some fairly major lines going down the streets and then branching to individual homes. (nm)
Rocker Ute - -- Thursday 23 May 2019, at 08:48 am [ID# 1947125] [reply]
o NEW: More than 80% of water in Utah is consumed by agriculture. Who don't exactly let their crops go brown. We haven't had a water crisis nearly as much as a water management crisis. Letting your lawn die isn't going to do much but cost you money (nm)
Duhwayne - -- Wednesday 22 May 2019, at 08:36 pm [ID# 1947116] [reply]
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