We tested the system last week

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