Method to keep irrigation pipe above lake floor

Discussion in 'Irrigation / Sprinkler Forum' started by cory2605, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. cory2605

    cory2605 New Member

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    What do you think of using a floating "decoy" to keep the pipe above the floor of the lake to minimize debris? Anyone have any luck with this method?

    Thanks,

    Cory
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    I use floats for the pump or intake all the time. Keeps it up off the bottom, and doesn't let it skim from the top.
  3. cory2605

    cory2605 New Member

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    What material is best for this type of float?

    I have no idea what type of material the buoys are made of (that my neighbors have). Any suggestions of material, type and where to get them?

    Thanks,

    Cory
  4. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    We use floats made for boat docks. Usually long and skinny to hang a submersible under, like 4X1X1. I can get you a name if you can't find anything on a web search.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    floats

    ANYTHING that floats and has sufficient buoyancy to support your intake will work.
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