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Things definitely come in threes!

Old 05-30-2010, 08:29 PM
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Default Things definitely come in threes!

Had some trouble with the vessels this weekend, see here.


That was two!

So today decided to deal with some broken sprinkler heads we had. Checked everything out and three were broken. Two in the front and one 3 1/4 out back under a bush. I guess the bush has grown around the sprinkle since there is a nice curved gap through which the water shoots!

Got the two out front done in no time. Slide under the bush to twist off the sprinkler and it won't budge. Put a pipe wrench on it - nope.

So I grab a trowel and dig around the sprinkler to find that roots about the size of my wrist has grown around it and grabbed it from all sides, basically the roots had grown into the sprinkler head.

So I grab me a punch blade and start cutting at the roots. Got most of them cut away then laid the claw of a hammer under the biggest root to drag it up.

Water shot everywhere!

Figgin' pool pipe was right by the sprinkler, and under the roots. In fact two of them! I nicely cracked one of them.

So I turned everything off and will call the pool guy on Tuesday - he can deal with the effing roots as well and I'll replace the sprinkle after he is gone.

That's my three for this weekend. Hopefully tomorrow will be uneventful!
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:17 PM
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Geez man, you better stay in the house tomorrow and touch NOTHING!
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