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Irrigation Upgrade Week 4

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All Green, Tee and Fairway sprinklers and lines have now been installed. TE contractors did their final touch ups Monday and are no longer on site.

    Packed up and ready to roll out

We still have some surrounds and scour valve lines to install when we have access the trenching machine as Jetline required it for their own work. 
                                                 One of the final "cuts" in the last trench

Work will now commence on cleaning up excess spoil, consolidating /compacting trench lines for final grades and we will commence testing tee and fairway sprinklers. 
Wire circuits / comms and V.I.H greens sprinklers have all been tested successfully.  

We had a little set back with a 200mm tee leak from the stage 1 works not related to the stage 2, this area has been isolated and will be fixed this week. 

During the next week we are also attending front 9 V.I.H maintenance before the irrigation season, some disruption with water going off as we test may be experien…

Sprinkler Questions

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I have received some questions regarding the differences in the outer appearance of sprinklers from the stage 1 Front 9 sprinklers installed 8 years ago to the back 9 sprinklers being installed as part of the stage 2 install. Namely the difference in size of the exposed "top"

The Toro Flex 800 B sprinklers being installed on Tees and Fairways have exactly the same internal components and specifications as the front 9 ones, the only difference is in the casing which has a lower rated pressure capacity (still within our requirements) with a smaller footprint. 

 Two main reasons I decided on these sprinklers, firstly it was more cost effective, saving a considerable amount of funds, bringing down the overall cost of the system along with other measures in order for it to be affordable and actually go ahead and  also allowed for extra funds to improve the green V.I;H sprinklers.

               Flex B series being installed on back 9                   DT series on front 9

The secon…

Irrigation Upgrade Week 3

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The contractors finished installing the man line, The greens V.I.H and wired them into the wire loop they will be installing lightning protection rods this week along with some final clean up and their work will be complete. 
                                                              See how its done !

The wiring will be brought online with the updated new works and specifications uploaded into our Central Computer System By Toro Techs. We may need to run a separate cable run to the back 9 bore pump before we can bring that on line which is being reviewed.

I wished I could say our component went as well, but with 2 trencher breakdowns we lost 3 days trenching and associated pipe install work.
                                               This "aint" digging nothing!!

We hired a small trencher and worked well into the night Wednesday to at least get some smaller areas trenched and ready for piping in an effort to keep moving forward. Staff also prepared and pre glued many of …