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I thought my pump had gone, it had been running for about 7 years or more and I figured that the water flow had been getting slower over the past few weeks so the pump must have been on it's way out.. Pinched a new pump from work, hooked it up, no water.......

Checked the main irrigation pipe. A small root had got inside the pipe and filled it completely..

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Dry it and smoke it :laughing3:

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Didn't we already have a discussion this week about roots clogging pipes? I think I told you yesterday about my rooted pipe overflowing the growbed.
Don't you check them on a monthly basis as recommended :dontknow: lol

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They just never listen Faye!.....:-P
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Looks like a turd.



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I think I told you yesterday about my rooted pipe overflowing the growbed.


I have a few jokes for this statement Faye but will keep it to myself :laughing3:

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Ok so another noobie mistake in the making on my part, I glued my pipe as i didnt want water pressure pushing it apart and the FT emptying...

have to keep an eye on it in a while

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We glue everything up to and over the lip of the growbed, then after that, nothing is glued. So if anything was to come apart or fall off, then it would still have the water going in over the edge of the bed. If the stuff on the bed falls apart, who cares, it won;t empty your tank...

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We glue everything up to and over the lip of the growbed, then after that, nothing is glued. So if anything was to come apart or fall off, then it would still have the water going in over the edge of the bed. If the stuff on the bed falls apart, who cares, it won;t empty your tank...


The best Plumbing advice right there! :thumbright:

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you know i thought it was funny when i was reading the IBC guide and it didnt say anything about gluing anything.. at the time I thought gluing the spreader made sense.

oh well live and learn, this is why im a networking nerd and not a engineer haha

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Thanks for the reminder... I haven't seen any threads on this yet, so this is good to know. So what do people do, just connect them together and hope there are no leaks or provide some kind of cleaning port?


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I got one of those the other day. A growbed was overflowing when I went out in the morning. Been going for a while. Tank way down (no fish). Retaining wall washed away. I started poking wire down the stand pipe looking for a piece of gravel or a snail. I eventually pulled the 25mm line out of the return manifold and found very little water coming out. I wound my piece of wire in like a corkscrew and pulled out 400mm of root mass.
This happens often does it?
They didn't appear to come from the standpipe. Just on their own in the pipe.

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