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Ground Master
03-10-2006, 05:11 PM
Search for "febco" on ebay. Theres an auction listing 3/4" febco pvb's for 34.99

03-10-2006, 05:58 PM
I would suggest buying them quickly before the guy figures out that with the Ebay and PayPal fees he's loosing money.

03-10-2006, 06:09 PM
maybe he is selling his employers stock....so all profit....

Dirty Water
03-10-2006, 07:51 PM
Comes out to $45 shipped...which is pretty close to what most people pay anyways???

03-10-2006, 09:42 PM
I agree with Dirty Water.

03-10-2006, 11:44 PM
Actually I would be apt to agree with SprinklerGuy on this one....

03-10-2006, 11:46 PM
Maybe they're the ones missing from those Colorado parks??? :laugh:

03-10-2006, 11:52 PM
Actually I think they are some older PVB's that he managed to get ahold of either really cheap or by more illegal means. Febco generally packages their PVB's in a foam fill packing, or at least the ones we get from them. Old or new, still a good price before shipping.

03-11-2006, 12:00 AM
Yeah... That foam packing is great stuff. Almost like it's molded around the PVB for shipping. :clapping:

03-11-2006, 12:02 AM
ESprink..I don't believe we have met..new to the site..Welcome from Sheshovel... I respect irrigation guys they are always willing to jump right in up to their hipboots,and don't beat around the bush either.
Ni8ce to meet you and hope you enjoy the site..gets a little wierd tell spring kicks in so bear with it a month or so.

03-11-2006, 12:08 AM
I respect irrigation guys they are always willing to jump right in up to their hipboots,and don't beat around the bush either.

My wife prefers that I beat around her bush for awhile being jumping in. :laugh:

03-11-2006, 12:11 AM
Spring around here really kicked in by December due to hurricane Rita. There was so much damage to the area, we were getting more calls during December than we normally do during the middle of summer. The only problem is that when people left for the hurricane, only a portion actually returned. Try loosing all your employees except one, all at the same time. Didn't think we were going to survive that one, but we're struggling through. Tired of training new people though. Hopefully when the government quites paying that disaster unemployment, things will get back to normal.

Oh, and thanks for the frieldly welcome Sheshovel....

03-11-2006, 01:04 AM
All my breakers have been shipped in cardboard for a couple of years now...I miss that foam crap....I used to save them and use them for packing all my ebay crap....now I have to buy bubble wrap....hehheh.

It really isn't much of a deal unless you buy a bunch of them.....he says that is is rougly 11 bucks for shipping and 4 bucks for each additional...so you could save money if you bought 3 or 4 of them I guess.

BTW..thanks for agreeing with me..not much of that lately.

Ground Master
04-12-2006, 10:05 AM
Thought I'd post an update

I bought 2 of these 3/4" febco backflows. Price was just under $85 for 2 shipped (42.50 each). They were dated coded 12-21-2005. The guy shipped them in 4 days. I think its a good deal. I had recently bought one from Ewing for $57 and change. John Deere's price was about the same as Ewing.

04-12-2006, 10:28 AM
GM - LL Johnson has them for $48.35. Got their flier yesterday saying it is their everyday low price.
1" are $54.50

04-12-2006, 10:32 AM
maybe he is selling his employers stock....so all profit....

I'm going to go take inventory...

My price for the 1'' febco is $53.50 (up four bucks from last year). I'm almost positive last year that John Deere was selling the 3/4 breaker for more though... I think I tried to buy one to replace but it was more expensive so I just got a reducer and made it a 1''

Flow Control
04-12-2006, 03:16 PM
I have purchased 48 to date from that source. He also told me that he started with 200 total so he should be running out soon. If not I will be in position to purchase another 48 in about 2 weeks. So buy them now.

04-14-2006, 11:20 PM
I can get Febco 765007 (3/4") backflows for around $47.13 and Febco 765010 (1") backflows for $53.06 from a supplier in Denver.


Flow Control
04-14-2006, 11:58 PM
Yourself, since you are a supplier. Right..

04-15-2006, 10:58 PM
Sounds like a deal. We install dca's and pay about $64.00 for a 1".