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Monday, October 16th 2006, 9:18am

Please help with questions

I just had sod installed and my exsiting sprinkler system was expanded to include a larger area. I just found out that the contractor ripped out most of my existing PVC pipe and installed a black flexible pipe that runs from the main line to all of the heads around the perimeter of the lawn. We had discussed adding a few heads to the existing system, but not the method he used. He used the Hunter heads that rotate, but they are just pressed in to a flexible pipe and they are only held in place by the dirt around them. Also I am concerned that the gophers or moles may eat through this piping. I have had that happen on several of my dripper lines. Also, I asked for a gopher barrier to be used under the sod. He used chicken wire with 1/2" holes. Is this OK!

Do I have legitimate concerns? Is this a common method for installing the feed lines? I have only seen rigid PVC used. Is chicken wire the right product for a gopher barrier?


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Location: USA


Monday, November 20th 2006, 7:12am

dont know about the chicken wire but the sprinkler install sounds standard. It is called poly pipe and is just as good as pvc in most circumstances. dont sweat it.


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