Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Big Dig

You first saw the area in question from my posting on Sunday, now you can see the cause of the “turf blisters” as I like to call them. A summer mainline tee had a crack form on the back side of the tee, causing the slow leak. If this was not repaired, the hairline crack would have grown and ultimately broken causing a full on leak.

Unfortunately, the fitting that failed was right in the middle of the fairway and required a backhoe to dig it up due to the pipe being located six feet deep. These are exactly the types of repairs we are trying to avoid by replacing the entire irrigation system. After 23 years, the system is failing at a very rapid rate and every day will be a struggle until it is ultimately decommissioned.