Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Massive Irrigation Break #15

If you have been out to Minor Park in the last 2 weeks you may have noticed the massive hole we had in the rough on number 15. About 2 weeks ago, we had a 3 inch line break at one of the rough heads. As we began our investigation we realized that the line was more then 7 ft below ground and what we thought was a broken service tee ended up being around 30 ft of cracked pipe. We were able to have the city come out with their backhoe to aid in digging this massive hole. This process took 3 attempts at fixing it until we were successful. The first fix consisted of 20 ft of new pipe and a mechanical fitting. Upon recharge, we found another crack on the existing line, we then shut it down and repaired the damage adding another 6 ft of pipe. On our third attempt at recharging the line, it held for about 5 hrs before it blew out at 2 glue joints.  The final fix we added another 5 ft of pipe and replaced all glue joints with 3 mechanical fittings. Here are a few pictures showing what we encountered along the way.

Lesson Tee Protection

Due to a high volume of golfers hitting horrible errant shots off the Driving Range Tee, we decided the Lesson Tee needed more safety protec...