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Thread: Method to keep irrigation pipe above lake floor

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    Post Method to keep irrigation pipe above lake floor

    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

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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.

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    Default 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?

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    Cory

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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.

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    Default floats

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

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