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World's Dullest Shears #123666
04/26/06 11:55 PM
04/26/06 11:55 PM
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We recently discussed this in the chat one night. While conduit under a slab need not be buried, when under open ground, SOME depth is necessary.

In this case, the weight of the slab pressing down, and the resistance provided by the sprinkler pipe, acted as a pair of shears- eventually leading to the break in the pipe, and the shorting of the wires within!

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Re: World's Dullest Shears #123667
04/27/06 12:04 AM
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Interesting that the metal gave way to the plastic.


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Re: World's Dullest Shears #123668
04/27/06 08:45 PM
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It's hard to tell, what with cement dust and age...but that conduit is grey PVC, not metal.

Re: World's Dullest Shears #123669
04/27/06 08:50 PM
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My bad. I took "pipe" to mean RMC.


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Re: World's Dullest Shears #123670
04/28/06 08:42 PM
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geez reno,
it looks like a few shovelfuls went flyin......

good thing it wasn't too deep.

Is that a driveway?


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Re: World's Dullest Shears #123671
04/29/06 12:29 AM
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The concrete is a pedestrian-only apron in front of a fast food place.

Re: World's Dullest Shears #123672
04/29/06 10:05 AM
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Lesson learnt - get in before the sprinkler guy.

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