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1700Re: response to Iggy @ Zone Hopping

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  • terry_veldhuizen
    Mar 2, 2004

      Might I recomend that you lay down some plactic pipe (around 1/2 or
      3/4 inch) under the sidewalk and driveway. The plastic conduit type
      is a little thicker than the schedule 40 PVC pipe, or get shchedule
      80 PCV pipe. That way you could pull through a wire, and replace it
      in the future if required. I have went as deep as 8" below the
      surface and my RL 500 has never missed it and went awol. If it were
      me, I would get a piece of pipe about 8"-10" longer than the width of
      the sidewalk, tape both ends closed, then after the concrete forms
      are in place I would slip the pipe under the forms and let them lay
      the re-bar (if any) and pour the concrete. After the forms are
      removed and the crew leaves, you can dig where the pipe is run the
      wire through it. A depth of more than 4" also protects the wire
      should anyone edge the sidewalks.

      Be sure to check with the crew so they do not remove the pipe prior
      to pouring the concrete.

      Good Luck
      Terry Veldhuizen

      --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, "Patti" <patti1214@c...> wrote:
      > we're actually getting the driveway and sidewalk paved this
      summer. Maybe
      > I can bury it under the hot top. Of course, we're paying for the
      > not the town, but it needs it bad and I can't see putting in a
      > without doing the sidewalks as well--they're all bumpy and broken
      up since
      > we just had town sewer put in last summer and it ruined most of the
      > sidewalks around here.
      > -------Original Message-------
      > From: RoboMower@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: 03/01/04 16:23:59
      > To: RoboMower@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [RoboMower] response to Iggy @ Zone Hopping
      > Make sure it is in cracks or lawsuit city if someone falls down.
      So, Clint
      > where is your Robo dealership located?
      > Clint D <clintd555@y...> wrote:
      > Hi Patti!
      > Congrats on your new mower. If you have a 15,000 sqft
      > lawn, you want to divide it up into zones because the
      > RL800 will not be able to cut 15,000sqft on one run.
      > Do you mind sketching a drawing of your yard layout?
      > I'll be glad to recommend a good way to setup your
      > zones after seeing that sketch.
      > Several users here have bascially "ignored" their
      > sidewalk by including it in the lawn as if it wasnt
      > there. You can run wire under the concrete or run it
      > though the cracks and sealing it with silicon. As long
      > as your sidewalk is somewhat level to the grass, you
      > should be fine. I thikn there are some files in the
      > Files area of this group with detailed instructions on
      > how to do that.
      > --- Patti <patti1214@c...> wrote:
      > > Need recommendations on laying the wire. We bought
      > > our Robo 800 over the
      > > winter--we're in Massachusetts. Just starting to
      > > get warm enough to get out
      > > and lay the wire. We have a 15,000 square foot lot
      > > - house is pretty much
      > > in the middle. We have a small fence to either side
      > > of the house with gates
      > > Do we need to do each side of the front lawn
      > > (driveway down the middle) as
      > > a separate zone and the backyard as a 3rd zone, or
      > > can we leave the gates
      > > open when mowing and treat it all as 1 zone? Will
      > > it find it's way through
      > > the gate to the backyard and back out the gate to
      > > the other size of the
      > > front?
      > >
      > > Also, on the front yard, we have our front lawn,
      > > then a sidewalk (owned by
      > > the town technically - but noboby ever walks on
      > > it--they walk in the street
      > > cause it's a quiet neighborhood) and then another
      > > small strip of grass and
      > > the curb. How should we handle the sidewalk? Do
      > > we need to make the small
      > > strip on the other side of the sidewalk a separate
      > > zone because we can't run
      > > the wire over the sidewalk?
      > >
      > > Patti
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