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Posted: 4/26/2002 6:45:11 AM EDT
I need to run some 3/4" PVC conduit under my sidwalk, anyone have suggestions on the easiest method of doing so? Thanks.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 8:00:54 AM EDT
I would dig a hole on each side of the side walk, take a peice of 1" steel pipe, cap it, and drive it under the sidewalk with a sledge hammer. This ought to leave a tunnel for the 3/4" to lay in when you remove the caps.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 8:04:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 8:06:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2002 8:08:03 AM EDT by dieselpwer]
Like said above, dig a hole on each side, but don’t cap the pipe, drive it under a few feet and pull it back out then run a steel rod, broom stick what ever fits (of course longer than the pipe) through the pipe to knock out the dirt then stick the pipe in the hole and repeat. This is how allot of phone and cable companies do it for short distances. Have even done it under a large driveway, sure beats breaking concrete or way expensive boring machines. DIESEL Edited to add: and it makes it eaiser to use about a 1.5 inch pipe even though you only needs 3/4"
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 8:20:30 AM EDT
Get a sidewalk tunnelling kit from the hardware store, dig a trench on one end and a gole on the other, hook the hose to the kit, and blast away. It's basically a threaded coupling to let you hook up the hose, and a nozzle for the other end.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 8:27:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CITADELGRAD87: Get a sidewalk tunnelling kit from the hardware store, dig a trench on one end and a gole on the other, hook the hose to the kit, and blast away. It's basically a threaded coupling to let you hook up the hose, and a nozzle for the other end.
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I agree let the water do the work... [peep]
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 8:27:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/26/2002 8:29:02 AM EDT by superdav]
put powder in the pipe, cap both ends, oh you said dig, nevermind a waterhose would probably be the easiest and cheapest
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 9:41:03 AM EDT
Thanks Guys. When I bought my house (built in 1946) electricity was run to my detached garage overhead using an oak tree for a phone pole. I am now running power directly from breaker box underground like it should have been. My little girl wants a basketball goal put up and the old wires would have been in the way of the goal. Thanks again for the suggestions. Digging trenches and wiring is not nearly as fun as talking about AR's.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 10:54:58 AM EDT
One or two sticks of TNT or 1 pound of C4,that ought to do it,(Just kidding)because you never know who'll will say that guy on AR 15.com told me to do that.[devil]
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 11:00:04 AM EDT
Make your own pvc water jet it is the easiest way to do it good luck and have fun in the mud.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 11:13:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 11:25:02 AM EDT
As one who makes his pesos from CONCRETE... RIP IT ALL OUT....sidewalk, driveway, footers....REPLACE IT ALL..... [whacko] They are right...water is bestest...!
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 11:49:35 AM EDT
If you have access to a pressure washer, dig a hole on each side of the sidewalk and run the pressure washer nozzel from one hole to the other. I've done this before and had a hole big enough for 3/4" conduit in about 20 seconds. Be prepared to get wet though.
Link Posted: 4/26/2002 11:56:45 AM EDT
I understand that the Viet Cong and Al Queda are good at tunneling. Perhaps you could hire one of them?
Link Posted: 4/27/2002 5:50:27 AM EDT
You probably would have gotten many more responses had you incorporated the term 'laying' pipe under sidewalk in your subject.
Link Posted: 4/27/2002 9:45:57 AM EDT
I used the tunneling kit to get under my driveway. Works great. coyote3
Link Posted: 4/27/2002 12:00:37 PM EDT
Damn, I'm too late to give you my advice. No one lays more pipe than me.
Link Posted: 4/27/2002 1:44:30 PM EDT
water jet by all means..., i just finished laying a 75 amp, 220V over 200' to my new "hobby shop"...., had to tunnel under 2 footers 20" wide by 30" deep........ as someone said..., enjoy playing in the mud !!
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