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  • #16
    Re: Boring under sidewalks?

    Originally posted by spodelee View Post
    Wow, what a great resource! Have any of you used their sweat plugs?

    http://www.perfectoproducts.net/inde...age=sure-sweat

    Garbage, like Gear Junkie said, BREAD. Or be a real man and take the plunge and buy a Propress system. Impress your customers on your ability to put in a fitting with water gushing out of the line, and then watch them pay you more because your on the cutting edge of the business!

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    • #17
      Re: Boring under sidewalks?

      I have to admit, unlike a lot of you plumbers out there we don't get into the "run it under the sidewalk/driveway" Very often.

      However on the rare occassion that we have to, "Usually some BRO deal were doing for someone we fabricated our own system.

      a: Pressure washer Jerry Rigged to fit on one end of a copper pipe.

      b: Copper pipe other ended fitted with some type of sprayer.

      c: Extract all the crud that comes out with a Crusader Wet/Pump Vac.

      http://www.crusadermfg.com/vacuums.c...ID=38&P_ID=543

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      • #18
        Re: Boring under sidewalks?

        A piece of 2" galvanized and smack it under with a sledge hammer or push it in with the excavator all done in 15 mins pull the pipe out on the other side leaves a nice round hole. Shove the 3/4" K thought the hole an its over with out wrecking the place. Having the machine push it through is the fastest. If its a long run shoot the bullet and remove the nose when it sticks out of the side of the trench, hook the copper to the head with a pulling basket and put the bullet in reverse and it gets pulled back through the hole.
        Last edited by Chauncey; 06-22-2008, 10:14 PM.
        WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
        ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

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        • #19
          Re: Boring under sidewalks?

          Originally posted by Chauncey View Post
          A piece of 2" galvanized and smack it under with a sledge hammer or push it in with the excavator all done in 15 mins pull the pipe out on the other side leaves a nice round hole. Shove the 3/4" K thought the hole an its over with out wrecking the place. Having the machine push it through is the fastest. If its a long run shoot the bullet and remove the nose when it sticks out of the side of the trench, hook the copper to the head with a pulling basket and put the bullet in reverse and it gets pulled back through the hole.
          Now I REALLY want a tractor of my own!
          spodelee

          Until lions have their own storytellers, stories of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter

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          • #20
            Re: Boring under sidewalks?

            Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
            We use to do 40-60 foot water mains under driveways with the Hydro-Drill all the tine. It is a great little tool.

            Mark
            How hard is it to direct the bit so you don't miss the destination?
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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            • #21
              Re: Boring under sidewalks?

              Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
              How hard is it to direct the bit so you don't miss the destination?
              You set it up with a level and a good eye, turn it on an hope for the best. We have missed a few times. Had it come up in the street once all it needs is a big rock to send it off. About 95 % of the time it comes out right in the trench.
              WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
              ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

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              • #22
                Re: Boring under sidewalks?

                Originally posted by spodelee View Post
                Now I REALLY want a tractor of my own!
                A mini excavator with rubber tracks and a hydraulic thumb is the ticket. The differance between men an boys are the price of the toys.
                WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE,
                ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE

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                • #23
                  Re: Boring under sidewalks?

                  Originally posted by Chauncey View Post
                  A piece of 2" galvanized and smack it under with a sledge hammer or push it in with the excavator all done in 15 mins pull the pipe out on the other side leaves a nice round hole. Shove the 3/4" K thought the hole an its over with out wrecking the place. Having the machine push it through is the fastest. If its a long run shoot the bullet and remove the nose when it sticks out of the side of the trench, hook the copper to the head with a pulling basket and put the bullet in reverse and it gets pulled back through the hole.
                  Yeah, we've done stuff like that. But the backhoe might be here or there and we might be in a hand dug trench somewhere else. Appreciate the input though.

                  J.C.

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