The Irrigation Kit includes a pressure rig for applying air and water to a line and creating the sounds of leaks in the line. When the Technician has marked the location of buried pipes, walking the line and listening with the Soil Probe will reveal the precise location of water escaping from the pipe and allows for extremely accurate leak locating and for making repairs with less invasive damage.
When listening to pipes under regular operating pressure, blockages can become an issue and hearing irrigation blockage with precision is easy with the Soil Probe. Often, a blockage in a pipe doesn’t completely disrupt the flow of water, but restricts it to a minimal amount. because water continues to flow, usually under a bit of back pressure from the system still operating, the trickle of water being pushed through the blockage is going to make a sound, much like a water drip in a kitchen sink. by listening along the pipe, Technicians can hear that sound emanating from the blockage similarly to how they would hear water escaping through a pipe break, crack or separation. it’s the restriction of water flowing through the pipe that creates the noise, and it’s easy to discover using the Soil Probe.