re-piping a sprinkler system

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re-piping a sprinkler system

I need to re-pipe a sprinkler system.

We have a big yard (front and back), with lots of canopied oaks on it.

Is there a small trench size machine I can rent which goes through lots of 1"-3" roots?

What're they called? I know many at rental agencies will not go through roots like I need.
 
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Is the exsisting pipe still there? It would be easier to pull new pipe through the old. Theres a trick to it.


Or you are talking about this.

http://lineward.com/video/Lineward1Mbps_Stream.wmv

Not sure if it will cut roots.

Like I said pull new through the old. If you can get a cable through the old line you can pull a new one through it.

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Our lines are there, but wrapped up and also punctured by roots in a number of places.
 
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Just a thought.

Like I said if you can get a cable through any of the old pipes you can pull a new line from head to control.



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You may want to reconsider cutting through all those roots. Most trees don't like having many of their roots cut. I'd hate for you to end up losing some big old trees.
 
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I'd rather not. The only thing I know of is to make above ground runs of pipe. This would be fine if there is some way I know of to be sure they don't freeze up during winter weather. I might pipe air down them. Any other ways?
 
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