Last week we discovered a leak just outside our pump house, to our surprise it was more than just a leak. Our pump house has a steel pipe that comes out of the pump, angels down, and attaches to a 12" PVC mainline for the irrigation system (Z pipe). When we dug up the junction between the steel and the PVC we found a hole lot of corrosion. So much corrosion that we were able to easily stick a screwdriver into the steel pipe. We are lucky that Landscapes Unlimited, the company that owns the Broadlands, is one of the best irrigation companies in the business, and that they were working in town at Columbine Country Club. LUI came up and made our pump house repair look very easy, even though it was a very big job.
|screwdriver in 1/4" thick 12" steel pipe|
Once we were able to get the steel pipe out of the ground we found a couple of holes, and multiple areas that were very close to becoming holes.
|hole in steel Z pipe|
|pitting in Z pipe|
|grove in pipe|
|New HDPE pipe installed|
|view of flange on new HDPE pipe|
|HDPE pipe running out of pump house into thrust block|