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Dirty Water
02-03-2007, 02:20 PM
Yesterday was my last day getting dirty for who knows how long. Definitly a bittersweet day. I'm glad to be done, but I'll miss being outside.

I should have snapped a few pictures. The job was a repair job on a system installed in the early '80s. They built an addition and pretty much destroyed most of it.

We added 4 new zones and abandoned 4 zones, as well as salvaged 5 zones.

A lot of fun for my last day.

The best part was that I found 12 old rainbird brass popups on a small sidestrip zone.

http://www.rainbird.com/images/products/diy/sprays/l15series.jpg

They were almost all clogged, so I replaced them with 1804's. No swing joint, just a 1/2" tee with a 1/2" galvi nipple in it, and then the head...I'm amazed that setup lasted as long as it did.

Another surprise is that Rainbird still sells them.

PurpHaze
02-03-2007, 02:36 PM
We still have some of the Rainbird and Champion brass pop-ups and non-pop-ups in the ground. As long as they work I leave them alone.

Good luck Monday. When it rains I'll bet you're glad you're inside now. :)

Dirty Water
02-03-2007, 02:41 PM
Its a real biatch to get that galvinized nipple out of the tee without snapping the brittle 1/2" class pipe or the glue joint itself (good 'ol grey glue).

I only broke one, but my #1 guy broke 3 :)

PurpHaze
02-03-2007, 02:55 PM
Its a real biatch to get that galvinized nipple out of the tee without snapping the brittle 1/2" class pipe or the glue joint itself (good 'ol grey glue).

I only broke one, but my #1 guy broke 3 :)

We usually just put in a Slip Fix with a new tee. Saves us a lot of aggravation but then again we're not replacing an entire system either.

I'm currently working on a proposal to replace a 600' long manual system in front of one of our high schools. It's currently just as you describe and the brass heads have been replaced over the years with spray pop-ups as they break. We'll start at the POC and run all new lines and install MP-Rotators off Hunter ICVs on a WVC controller.

Hank Reardon
02-03-2007, 08:41 PM
What a nice day to finish up, eh? Next week we are supposed to start getting wet again. Think of how "bitter" you won't be while you're inside a "sweet" office!

Think of us out there...

PurpHaze
02-04-2007, 11:52 AM
I think Jon should change his screen name to "Dirty Water Computer Geek" though to distinguish his new profession. :laugh:

Dirty Water
02-04-2007, 12:58 PM
Water Nerd?

Dirty Geek?

Hmm...

PurpHaze
02-04-2007, 01:21 PM
Sounds like a male porno star's screen name. :laugh:

Dirty Water
02-06-2007, 12:50 PM
Posting from my new office.

I'm in the corner, with a wall to ceiling window, good view, 4th floor.

Everything is going great :)

Flow Control
02-06-2007, 01:04 PM
You don't belong anymore, this is for people in the Industry... :laugh:

I am in a corner room too, 1st floor though & no floor to ceiling windows

Trinity Lawn Care, LLC
02-06-2007, 01:12 PM
O.k. Jon I missed it. What are you doing now? Oh, btw, good luck in whatever it is.

Wet_Boots
02-06-2007, 01:14 PM
any Dilbert vibes yet? http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6056/dilbertdb3.gif

PurpHaze
02-06-2007, 10:58 PM
Or maybe......................???