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Water valve on driveway pop up?

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Sep 1, 2010
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Water valve on driveway pop up?

Hi
Now snow cleared and I found that water value on driveway popping up which is on passage to stairs and could hit anyone walking. Pictures attached.
What to do?
Thanks.
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Apr 6, 2008
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Get a sledge hammer and pound it down. Or if you can't be bothered, the city will do it for you. It's from frost heave, very common.
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Oct 16, 2008
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I noticed that on mine couple weeks ago. It is level this week.
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Hope hammer will not break it?
fusion2k2k wrote: Get a sledge hammer and pound it down. Or if you can't be bothered, the city will do it for you. It's from frost heave, very common.
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a3dview wrote: Hope hammer will not break it?
No, the city will do the exact same thing. Make sure it's a sledge though, not a framing hammer.
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Feb 25, 2007
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I drive over ours every spring, I just did today actually
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The standpipes are two pieces ... adjustable as they slide inside each other for proper height.
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pootza wrote: The standpipes are two pieces ... adjustable as they slide inside each other for proper height.
Learn something every day ... now I can wack mine down that sticks up enough, I always worried about a certain someone nailing it with the lawnmower like she did on the ground rod for the TV tower Face With Rolling EyesFace With Rolling EyesFace With Rolling Eyes
I'd rather be outdoors camping, kayaking, and mountain biking ...
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Dec 4, 2009
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I pound mine down even fall, so my snowblower doesn’t catch...

Use a plastic coated dead blow mallet, not a sledgehammer. Need soft impact, high force on cast parts.

The first time I was nervous, now not so much.
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Todd96srv wrote: Use a plastic coated dead blow mallet, not a sledgehammer. Need soft impact, high force on cast parts.
You could put a scrap of 2x4 on it to soften the sledge hammer blows, no one bothers.

I wonder if the 2 pieces of pipe that slide over each other can corrode together solid so force of hammering is transferred to the buried valve?
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Zamboni wrote: You could put a scrap of 2x4 on it to soften the sledge hammer blows, no one bothers.

I wonder if the 2 pieces of pipe that slide over each other can corrode together solid so force of hammering is transferred to the buried valve?
Now, you have everyone second guessing that sledge hammer method. lol
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a3dview wrote: Hope hammer will not break it?
You can call the city and they'll hammer it for you....less risk IMO in case it breaks and they blame you.
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

Failure is always an option...just not the preferred one!
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I am wondering how to raise mine which sits in the driveway? The city knocked it down at my request a couple of years ago and now it is rather low. I hope to repave this summer and want to raise it up a bit.
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Dealmaker1945 wrote: I am wondering how to raise mine which sits in the driveway? The city knocked it down at my request a couple of years ago and now it is rather low. I hope to repave this summer and want to raise it up a bit.
It should come up on its own. Do you plan on repaving it yourself? Or hiring a company? If you're hiring a reputable company you would think they would deal with this sort of thing all the time and can easily take a prybar or other tool to it to raise it.

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