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Driveway marker stakes and sprinkler systems

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Joel B., Oct 16, 2002.

  1. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Has anyone ever hit a sprinkler system pipe when pounding in a marker stake? I see sprinkler heads along driveways all the time and am wondering how you know where the pipe is to avoid it.


    Joel B.
  2. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? Senior Member
    Messages: 641

    Never gave it much thought.... Luck I guess.
  3. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    Their should be no problems with any type of markers, other than steel rebar. I have hit some obstructions in the past, moved the marker over an inch or two, and back in buisness. Thick wood markers (over 3/4" squared) might pose potential problems as well!

  4. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Joel you do have to use care when installing any type of marker that requires you to pound into or make a hole before you install. Not only due to sprinklers but irrigation and drainage piping but low voltage lighting wires too that can be burried along the drives and walks. I would "ask" the customer it they know of anything in and around the area that you plan to mark, at least it would show your concern to the customer.