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Saturday, February 21st 2015, 6:44pm

Irrigation Water Line Redirection

Last year I discovered that I had a major leak on my main irrigation line located somewhere between the front and back yard. I narrowed the leak to a twenty foot section of 1.25 PVC, that unfortunately appears to be buried beneath a huge aspen. Needless to say, I am certain this particular aspen is responsible for the leak.

I have decided to reroute the main supply line to the back yard, but the route I have chosen requires an external vertical pipe that will be exposed to the environment due to the need to pass through a retaining wall. What type of pipe is typically recommended for this type of installation? Based on my research to date, I am thinking the steel pipe is the way to go. I realize one needs to be careful connecting PVC to Steel Pipe. Any other thoughts or recommendations out there?

Thanks in advance......and know, the answer is not to remove the tree.


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Location: Metro NYC


Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 7:14pm

How far away from the trunk of the tree can you work the ground? Get far enough away, and you can hack away at the roots with an ax, to clear a path for a new pipe.

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