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FIMCO-MEISTER
10-25-2007, 10:15 PM
Overhauled this zone to MP 1000s.Yanked 25 year old 570 3"pu. Replaced with 1804 sams. Capped three heads totally unnessecary. Beginning GPM before starting overhaul 13 gpm. Gpm after overhaul. Take a guess.








2.5gpm

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-25-2007, 10:18 PM
Can you believe these nipples! Also brass nozzles for MPQ (the new guy that loves K-Rains)

CAPT Stream Rotar
10-25-2007, 10:19 PM
Should of used K-Rains.

EagleLandscape
10-25-2007, 11:00 PM
weathermatic nozzles:)

londonrain
10-25-2007, 11:44 PM
We also did a mp conversion on a system today ....zone 1 we replaced 5 r-50's with mp3000's and added a head for even distribution....zone 2 replaced 8 spray nozzles with mp1000's and 2000's...

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-26-2007, 12:55 AM
We also did a mp conversion on a system today ....zone 1 we replaced 5 r-50's with mp3000's and added a head for even distribution....zone 2 replaced 8 spray nozzles with mp1000's and 2000's...

I'm telling you LR. We could trade places and our customers would never miss a beat.

EagleLandscape
10-26-2007, 01:57 AM
Did you also turn down the flow control on the valve, or was that reduction in gpms from new nozzles?

londonrain
10-26-2007, 03:58 AM
Did you also turn down the flow control on the valve, or was that reduction in gpms from new nozzles?
I tried using the flow control on a 1" PGA and it was either on or off, got it dialed in perfectly then shut off valve, tested the valve again and no flow, opened the valve up two turns and retested the zone again and had flow.

FIMCO-MEISTER
10-26-2007, 07:01 AM
Did you also turn down the flow control on the valve, or was that reduction in gpms from new nozzles?

The valves were not to be seen John. i'm guessing they are still buried somewhere. Eventually I'll have these people in a SL and I'll ping them out. That is strictly from the new nozzles and upgraded heads and replaced nipples.

Kiril
10-26-2007, 10:27 AM
I'll bite. Let's assume 60% reduction due to nozzle - 15-20% for capped sprinklers.

My guess is 3-4 GPM new flow rate.

hoskm01
10-26-2007, 10:36 AM
It was 2.5, look right above the first pic.

Kiril
10-26-2007, 10:43 AM
:laugh: ::ME=BLIND:: :hammerhead:

EagleLandscape
10-26-2007, 03:10 PM
::you=close Guess:::)