Maybe the primer is having some sort of reverse effect on me. :thumbup2:
Reminds me of the time a competitor pipe pulling machine company came out to demo their cable version.
Apparently the machine was loaded onto the truck fully assembled. Rick took it apart to put in the ditch. The 2 sales reps kept looking at all the pieces and weren't putting it back together. I asked what was wrong and they said they never had anyone take it apart and they didn't know how to get it back together.
The pieces were too heavy for me, so I just told them where/how to get it back together as they lifted everything.
When Rick called the manager in the morning to complain about these sales guys he already heard the story from his guys. He said he explained to them that they should not have been so proud to run back and tell him that a girl put their own equipment back together for them.
We ran into them at the trade show a few months later. I recognized them immediately and they didn't know where they knew me from until I asked them if they needed help putting their equipment together:killingme:
Thanks for posting info on trenchless pipe replacement. I am hoping you will post photos which explain the process and the final results. I was in a mediation today where they showed a DVD of a line they had used trenchless on and I was not impressed. I imagine knowing which lines will benefit from trenchless is one of the skills needed.
As long as has uniform grade Rick's got er down.Er-Um..I mean..well, as long as joey shows him where to put his equipment.
update. the hoa board was very impressed with my progress in getting the line prepped to this point.
i turned in my bid to the original plumber, who packaged it with his bid to complete the job.
they will prep the holes after i sawcut. i will also core 2- 5'' holes in the concrete sump pits to allow for the new hdpe pipe to be inserted into the sumps when finished.
the entire job is figured as a 3 step process.
day one, cut concrete, dig, and core drill.
day 2, pull new pipe and replace dirt in holes.
day 3, patch the entry and exit pit with concrete.
with any luck i'll have an answer this week as the board will meet again to vote on it.
the job needs to be done before it rains as there is no drainage. someones going to do it. hopefully i made a good "impressionator" on them to land the job;)
What is the cost advantage between the pull and a cut-n-patch.
don't think anyone can break, dig, and replace for $35.00 a foot.
not to mention the fact that 7 garages would be inaccessable to traffic with an open trench.
plus, with my method, all i have to patch is 12 square feet total. 10 at the pull pit and 2 at the entry pit.