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Slurry pipes under the road.

  • 04-02-2022 9:59am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,355 ✭✭✭ have2flushtwice

    I was looking in the farming forum during the week, and found a thread about putting slurry pipes, either 4 or 6 inch, beneath the road on a permanent basis. Is that a thing done here in ireland, or is the slurry brought to the field in a tanker?


  • Registered Users Posts: 921 ✭✭✭ einn32

    Worked on a farm in Cork and we used pull the umbilical pipe through a pipe under the road with quad or tractor. Left the rope in the underground pipe. Only took a few minutes. I guess you could have a permanent pipe but I wouldn't deem it worth it. Council should be a hassle I reckon too?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,824 ✭✭✭ dzer2

    We got the road bored years ago for a water pipe on a farm that was rented. The new tenent has used the bore to put his slurry pipe through as he lives across the road.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,235 ✭✭✭ Mooooo

    Neighbour does the same, use ramps here but contractor is also after getting a bracket for the loader to go over the road as well. Some people do be a bit precious about driving over ramps

  • Registered Users Posts: 921 ✭✭✭ einn32

    Yeah a lad I know used to have the ramps but people were hitting them at speed. Last I heard he was going sorting out an overhead system. Just have to choose a part of the pipe not leaking!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 64 ✭✭ Jim_11

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  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ sandman30

    We put pipes under a road with a horizontal drilling machine. 2 4" pipes pulled in together, one for slurry, other for water/electricity etc. Wouldn't be able to use ramps on a busy road. Driller can pull in pipes up to about 1 metre diameter

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,235 ✭✭✭ Mooooo

    Have water bursting up on one side of a road. Across the road there is an open drain however farm road is next to that, would the lads drilling need a trench the length of a crossing to drill under the public road?

  • Registered Users Posts: 71 ✭✭ sandman30

    No trench required, just room to park drill, which is on tracks about 15 foot long. They can drill directionally in a curve, but would be easier if a hole dug at one end