Laying Pvc pipe underground an under paths the easy way

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  1. smartalec

    smartalec Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    Ive been watching different Video's an came across this tip of putting pipe under paths etc
    they made a simple water jet to get throu the dirt by blasting it makin a tunnel for the pipe

    well i thought it was a cool idea anyway

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rXFU59D1uE
     
  2. BundyRoy

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    Wish I had of seen this when I was putting stormwater pipe under the driveway. Would have saved a fair bit of effort.
     
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    The tricky part is keeping it straight. If you have sandy (read no rocks) this is a fast method. My house is over ancient river bed, so there are rocks EVERYWHERE so it's still slow going.


    May have to do this with my drip line, the white line hiding on the soffits keeps growing algae which plugs the emitters...
     
  4. rpring

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    Just a small change.
    Take the fitting off the garden hose.
    Slide the hose through the PVC pipe.
    Reattach the fitting, connect a 'Spray' (the round type) to the hose.
    Turn on the water and start boring.
     
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    Do not think this would work for rock hard limestone. But its a good idea for plain dirt.
     
  6. bluzervic

    bluzervic 65,768 Channels, 185 Universes

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    we'd probably get fined if we did that in California... :eek: Due to this long drought.


    -blu
     
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    I know this is an old topic, but still topical ::)
    many years ago I worked with an electrical contractor and we used this method.
    For hard limestone etc, I would go 1 step further and use a pressure cleaner, it would be like a laser.
     
  8. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Dedicated Elf Administrator

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    I did this to get under the 3ft wide path next to my house.

    Also a pressure cleaner is useful for "drilling" vertical holes in earth for posts or poles.
     

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