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FIMCO-MEISTER
07-05-2008, 10:30 PM
Walking the dog/pics/random thoughts

Pic 1 how long has that been going on?

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-05-2008, 10:33 PM
We have lots of old rainjet systems. This first has two still going and how about that straight up mister?

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-05-2008, 10:35 PM
Why water if you are just going to create tacky crop circles?

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-05-2008, 10:37 PM
AVB under full pressure

WalkGood
07-05-2008, 11:14 PM
Nice trip hazard!

Waterit
07-05-2008, 11:52 PM
AVB under full pressure

Nice lawn ornament - they couldn't find a shrub to hide behind?

Dirty Water
07-06-2008, 12:53 AM
Is that Centipede turf? Up here in WA we have ryegrass, which is a very different look.

http://tammanyturf.com/grassimages/ryegrass.jpg

Also, doesn't spread using rhizomes.

CAPT Stream Rotar
07-06-2008, 06:18 AM
nice place for the avb

someday its gona get creamed...I suggest you drop off a card on top of it peter.

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-06-2008, 06:45 AM
Is that Centipede turf? Up here in WA we have ryegrass, which is a very different look.

http://tammanyturf.com/grassimages/ryegrass.jpg

Also, doesn't spread using rhizomes.

St Augustine. No question about it northern turfs/cool season grasses are far better looking than ours. We get rye overseeds in the winter and they do look good but waste huge amounts of water.

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-06-2008, 06:54 AM
nice place for the avb

someday its gona get creamed...I suggest you drop off a card on top of it peter.

That thing has been there for the 10+ years I've lived in this neighborhood. I walk by it every week and it sets off my witfwdslt thinking mode. It has never been broken or leaked to my knowledge. For 500 bucks they could get that turned into a DCVA and installed below grade in a box.

WalkGood
07-06-2008, 09:52 AM
That thing has been there for the 10+ years I've lived in this neighborhood. I walk by it every week and it sets off my witfwdslt thinking mode. It has never been broken or leaked to my knowledge. For 500 bucks they could get that turned into a DCVA and installed below grade in a box.


I know! It's for playing croquet!

http://www.anenglishmanscastle.com/images/croquet.jpg

Wet_Boots
07-06-2008, 12:15 PM
We have lots of old rainjet systems. This first has two still going and how about that straight up mister?Some guy on eBay just got $132.50 plus shipping for a NIB Rain-Jet brass head.

Mike Leary
07-06-2008, 12:35 PM
Some guy on eBay just got $132.50 plus shipping for a NIB Rain-Jet brass head.

Whoa Nelly! When I think about all that crap I threw away for years......
I could have been somebody. :cry:

Wet_Boots
07-06-2008, 12:56 PM
I think I'll shine up some that old brass I never recycled, and maybe Photoshop some little boxes for them.

Waterit
07-06-2008, 02:22 PM
Daggone it! I used to have 5-gallon buckets full of those sitting around, and brass impacts, too. Never thought to check if any of them still worked: things got a little tight last winter and we hauled it all the scrap yard - got over $2K for all the old brass, copper and about 2 tons of steel...

AI Inc
07-07-2008, 05:46 AM
We have lots of old rainjet systems. This first has two still going and how about that straight up mister?

One of the reasons we use so few sprayers around here is because we would consider this area as needing rotors.

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-07-2008, 05:54 AM
One of the reasons we use so few sprayers around here is because we would consider this area as needing rotors.

That could easily have been a rotor zone with sprays in the parkway and beds. If I did installs again I would use more rotors and less sprays. For whatever reason the mentality here is sprays, sprays, sprays.

Kiril
07-07-2008, 09:40 AM
And not a single comment about using an AVB under constant pressure.:nono:

Wet_Boots
07-07-2008, 10:26 AM
And not a single comment about using an AVB under constant pressure.:nono:Maybe it's a one-zone system, with no valve box.

Without A Drought
07-07-2008, 08:51 PM
I have a ton of AVB's in operation. some on a zone some on the main. some 3/4" some 2". some in the house some outside. If i could get every customer to upgrade to code approved backflows, i'd have one great year. but no, little by little one or two get ripped out a year and slowly we get them up to code.

pg

Kiril
07-08-2008, 01:33 AM
Maybe it's a one-zone system, with no valve box.

Go buy a new necktie.