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I went to move my newly planted B alfredii and discovered this in the way:

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I’m guessing it’s an irrigation pipe, but it’s pretty far down and doesn’t obviously connect to the sprinkler system. Any ideas on how I can test to see if it actually does anything?

I don’t want my BA crushing this mystery pipe, but it’s in a prime spot and it’s not clear it actually serves a purpose.

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Palmarum

Cool mystery...

What is it made of? Is it in good enough shape to find any writing or markings? How far down was it?

Ryan

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3 minutes ago, Palmarum said:

Cool mystery...

What is it made of? Is it in good enough shape to find any writing or markings? How far down was it?

Ryan

PVC, about 8” down, and I couldn’t make out any writing. 

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Looking Glass

Welcome to my world too.  I find these running all haphazardly all over.  The yard has been totally reshaped over the years, and when they were put in they just laid pipe all over.  When they redid parts, they just left old pipes in the ground.  If find them everywhere I want to put something, usually about 18 inches down.  

I’d start by knowing where your water, sewer and gas lines run, and if you have buried electrical/cable..  once you know that...  irrigation is left.  Just connect the heads and the source.   (Or perhaps you have an irrigation map).  My heads branch off about 1+ feet from where the lines run.  
 

 

 

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kinzyjr

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It does look like the 1" irrigation lines I had to repair last year.  If there is a sprinkler head reasonably close by, you can dig from the sprinkler down to the line and see if it runs back to this section of pipe.  To be safe, I wouldn't plant anything on top of it without verifying that it is not in use and removing it.

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RedRabbit

Thanks guys, I'm not knowledgeable at all about irrigation. :greenthumb:

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