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  • mongoose

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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.
    PVC or Pex should be buried into a sand bed surrounding the pipe( for a cushion effect ). Pipe should not be buried with natural earth ( including rocks ).. My Sister ran about 2000 lf of PVC to access the water at the main road ( no problems), Metal pipe sleeves under any roadway is an excellent suggestion. I have Used Pex for long runs with no problem in crushing ( school district requirement),
     

    Haystack

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    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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    You are putting it mildly about the pre-trip. It's done gone insane. We've had guys fail because they didn't say just the right words when looking at something. I'm glad I got my CDL back before they went crazy on the rules.
     

    popper

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    Ask daughter- 4-5 breaks from heavy equipment running over 12" deep water lines. And the meter is at the highway. And it's red pipe! PVC won't work. Residential sprinkler stuff (sched 40 and you can't afford sched 80) that breaks all the time. Nothing like a broken rural water pipe that's run for a week/month. Her soil is sandy /clay and clay shrinks in drought. A lot! Has a big tractor and has to be careful where it is run. I also found out what quicksand is like. Never encountered it before.
    IIRC, the OP asked why replanted pine. Cost! Get a quote on hardwood samplings. If you can find any! Won't pay in 30 yrs. If you can start your own (good attended tree farm), you might make $.
     

    mongoose

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    Ask daughter- 4-5 breaks from heavy equipment running over 12" deep water lines. And the meter is at the highway. And it's red pipe! PVC won't work. Residential sprinkler stuff (sched 40 and you can't afford sched 80) that breaks all the time. Nothing like a broken rural water pipe that's run for a week/month. Her soil is sandy /clay and clay shrinks in drought. A lot! Has a big tractor and has to be careful where it is run. I also found out what quicksand is like. Never encountered it before.
    IIRC, the OP asked why replanted pine. Cost! Get a quote on hardwood samplings. If you can find any! Won't pay in 30 yrs. If you can start your own (good attended tree farm), you might make $.
    Running utilities only 12" deep is just asking for problems. Probably was just backfilled with native soil also.
     

    andre3k

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    I kinda veered off the tracks with this purchase. So, I bought a dump truck. Sight unseen. From an auction website.
    What could go wrong?

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    andre3k

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    Believing with you fir the best.
    I think it will be okay. I've bought a few vehicles like this and have only been burned once and that was through a Ritchie Bros auction. This one was owned by a small city and was part of fleet. At a minimum its been maintained and repaired when issues have come up.
     
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