Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The First Irrigation Break of 2008

We lasted only two days after pressuring up the irrigation system before we had our first break of the year. The break occurred at #13 tees and it was located on the frost free mainline. The failure that occurred was on a 4” service tee that feeds a stop and waste quick coupler valve. The service tee itself is one of hundreds that are found throughout the golf course. This one in particular was a cement asbestos fitting that failed and was removed with great care during the process.
Mainline Break Requiring a Backhoe To Dig Up
Exposed Pipe With Water in The Hole
Backfilling Around Pipe (Note The Size of The Hole)