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#123666 - 04/26/06 11:55 PM World's Dullest Shears  
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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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#123667 - 04/27/06 12:04 AM Re: World's Dullest Shears  
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Interesting that the metal gave way to the plastic.


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


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


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#123670 - 04/28/06 08:42 PM Re: World's Dullest Shears  
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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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#123671 - 04/29/06 12:29 AM Re: World's Dullest Shears  
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The concrete is a pedestrian-only apron in front of a fast food place.


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

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