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Post by rnh2 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:35 pm

Need to put in several hundred feet of water line 14” deep. Thought of modifying a subsoiler to do it. Has anyone done this or seen it done? Was thinking a couple of rings welded to back of subsoiler one on top of shank and one on bottom of shank just above the tip would work


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Re: Waterlines

Post by Kingfisher » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:05 pm

With poly pipe? I’ve had that thought before. It just depends on the ground I suppose
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Re: Waterlines

Post by david1852 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:57 pm

My dad plowed in several hundred feet of black plastic water line years ago with a subsoiler just like you described. He made several passes in the furrow first and then plowed in the pipe after the trench dirt was loosened up. Worked pretty slick.

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Re: Waterlines

Post by gbfarm » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:05 pm

I've had good luck putting in black plastic with a sub soiler. I attached a long radius 90 degree elbow right behind the heel.
Like the earlier post mentioned I make a few passes to loosen the tight spots in the soil before putting the line in.
It helps to have someone walk along and help feed the pipe so it won't hang up and get damaged

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Re: Waterlines

Post by Nesikep » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:35 am

I've thought about it too, I'd take a pair of shanks off this and leave one, as gbfarm said, welding a curved bit onto it would be the ticket... Around here that probably wouldn't be deep enough to not freeze though.
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Re: Waterlines

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:58 am

Nesi - my same thoughts. All water lines and tile must be 4' around here.
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Re: Waterlines

Post by Philip-TX » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:52 am

Here is the link to a thread of a 3-pt subsoiler/trencher build.

(not my build)
https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/ ... pe+tractor

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Re: Waterlines

Post by hurleyjd » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:20 am

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Re: Waterlines

Post by Silver » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:59 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:58 am
Nesi - my same thoughts. All water lines and tile must be 4' around here.
I wish I could get away with 4’ here :nod:

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Re: Waterlines

Post by callmefence » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:31 am

Silver wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:59 pm
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:58 am
Nesi - my same thoughts. All water lines and tile must be 4' around here.
I wish I could get away with 4’ here :nod:
4 inches is overkill here.
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Re: Waterlines

Post by rnh2 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:18 pm

Thanks y’all. That’s what I appreciate about this group. Good advice no judgement or criticism
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