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Toffer

Laying pipe

I'm planning to take a run of the blue water pipe down to some of our paddocks that don't have their own water soon, now I know the best way is to do it with the full trench, gravel, insulation etc but as that's not going to be possible, at least not for the moment, there are two options:
1) laying along the ground at the bottom of a drainage cut
2) laying up in the air over trees / brambles
I have an inkling that the second may be better when it come to minimising freezing by keeping it out of contact with the ground, and also make it a bit easier to get to when fittings need replacing.

Any thoughts?
Nature'sgrafter

There is a third option Wait until it is possible to trench them in correctly. Sorry to be so negative but do it right once regret it never. Rolling Eyes
Behemoth

It'll freeze in the air and on the ground. It'll also move about.
Gervase

Bury it, and make sure you've got sharp sand or gravel around it to be on the safe side. As has been said, in the air or on the ground, it'll freeze and split.
It only has to be a foot or so down (the ground rarely freezes to that depth in the UK) and you'll be safe.
Rob R

Trench, for a water pipe? Far quicker, cheaper & just as effective to mole plough it in. We did 600m in a couple of days that way.
Nick

Mole ploughs are great for ble pipe, until you graze a rock. Any split could leak, you'd never find it, and if you're on a metered supply....


Hire a mini digger. Four days, six hundred metres three foot down, and it was a pleasure to do. Less than a hundred quid.
Lorrainelovesplants

yes, yes, do what Nick said...
hire a mini digger.

We did, and replaced pipe that our arse of a neighbour, (who built the house & refused to tell us where the original pipe lay)......
easy - Kieran worked the mini digger and John laid the pipe....

3 years later - no problems.
gritstone

Less than a hundred quid? Where do you get your mini digger and pipe from?
Toffer

OK then, new follow up question, who knows the best place to hire a mini digger from in South Lincs?
Nick

Less than a hundred quid? Where do you get your mini digger and pipe from?


That was for the digger hire, through Brandon.
RichardW

Mole ploughs are great for ble pipe, until you graze a rock. Any split could leak, you'd never find it, and if you're on a metered supply....




Use a pipelayer & not just a pipe dragging mole plow then that wont be a problem.





Rob R

You've got to be the unluckiest person in the world to hit the rock in the fens. chicken feed

OK then, new follow up question, who knows the best place to hire a mini digger from in South Lincs?


david patrick hire gorefield
gritstone

Nick wrote
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That was for the digger hire, through Brandon

Still seems cheap for 4 days, excellent. I might have to get one myself got some ditching to do Laughing
Nick

Friend of a friend. Hire for a week for hundred quid. gritstone

Ah there's the rub, I have no friends. Razz Ty Gwyn

I ll be your mate,and lend you a spade,lol. Rob R

Friend of a friend. Hire for a week for hundred quid.

Is that 'for' or 'four'?
Rob R

I ll be your mate,and lend you a spade,lol.

Laughing
Nick

Friend of a friend. Hire for a week for hundred quid.

Is that 'for' or 'four'?

Which did I put?
gritstone

A real mate would have two spades and give me a hand Laughing
I think it's 100 for a week Rob.
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