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  • Brains

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    2 foot is likely overkill, it would take quite a while below freezing to chill the ground to that depth. But, if you got a trencher that'll do it, probably save you any future headache should you want to run anything else that would cross it.
     

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    Yeah I was thinking the same. Schedule 80 PVC about 2 ft down? I think that would handle our few and far between freezes.

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    Ditto on size. Check with the State for the max. frost line depth for your county. Side noter, make sure not to run electrical with your water. I was fixing a broken water line at my place and when I'm reaching into the water and mud filled trench I pull up some live Romex the Original owner had run in the same trench as the water. Fortunately, I had not nicked the Romex with my shovel.
     
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    Well… I just read this thread from the start. Congrats on the land purchase, looks like things are really coming together out there. Congrats also on getting your class A license and the side hustle cutting grass. Hopefully you can retire from your full time job.
     
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    Well… I just read this thread from the start. Congrats on the land purchase, looks like things are really coming together out there. Congrats also on getting your class A license and the side hustle cutting grass. Hopefully you can retire from your full time job.
    I dont have it yet. My road test at DPS is supposed to be on the 15th but I have to push it back. I need more practice time on the backing maneuvers, the pre-trip inspection is no joke either. That takes about 45 minutes with the examiner.

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    Ditto on size. Check with the State for the max. frost line depth for your county. Side noter, make sure not to run electrical with your water. I was fixing a broken water line at my place and when I'm reaching into the water and mud filled trench I pull up some live Romex the Original owner had run in the same trench as the water. Fortunately, I had not nicked the Romex with my shovel.
    I've heard about people throwing a wire along with the water line so that it can be easily found with a metal detector. I can't see having a hot line in the same trench ever being a good idea. My only worry is 1200 ft of pvc is a lot of connections and opportunities for leaks.

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    I've heard about people throwing a wire along with the water line so that it can be easily found with a metal detector. I can't see having a hot line in the same trench ever being a good idea. My only worry is 1200 ft of pvc is a lot of connections and opportunities for leaks.

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    you might look at Pex. Not sure how large a diameter or how long a roll is. Would have less joints, I've seen longer runs of PVC though. Apparently, they Pex up to 3" in diameter
     
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    mad88minute

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    Thanks for the update. Hadn't heard from you in a minute.

    I was actually thinking about you the other day. I paid off my house and am seriously looking at a land purchase. Your posts on your land have been in the back of my mind.

    Let me know if you see anything for sale in your area, maybe we could be neighbors!

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    coiled plastic tubing. - that red stuff. PEX is soft and will collapse. Put some wire in the trench with it so you can find it later. Couple feet deep and in a pipe where it goes under road. Heavy equipment will break it. Freeze isn't the problem.
     

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