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bblawncare
07-07-2008, 09:00 PM
This is the inside of the index valve from the clogged well I worked on last week. The owner had me come back today and replace 13 rotors and fix all the other breaks-after testing the system several times, the system got stuck on one zone-so I opened up the valve and found this lovely mess. Got my wire brush/bucket of water out and did a little house cleaning. Dropped in a new stem and disc, tightened the screws, and it worked flawlessly. Boy, if that is what the well point looked before the acid, no wonder it had very little flow.

Waterit
07-07-2008, 09:35 PM
Pretty nasty-looking! Looks like a prime candidate for a Rid-O-Rust type setup. We see a lot of that also up here in NW Florida.

AI Inc
07-08-2008, 05:54 AM
Pretty nasty-looking! Looks like a prime candidate for a Rid-O-Rust type setup. We see a lot of that also up here in NW Florida.

Ive seen a lot in the west palm area too. Where does it come from? Up here in graniteland its a byproduct of granite and easy to explain its existance.I could never figure out its source in " gods waiting room "

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-08-2008, 06:58 AM
Replace 13 rotors huh? Hopefully that lead to nice chunk of change Barb. Don't give that stuff away now.

Waterit
07-08-2008, 08:50 AM
Ive seen a lot in the west palm area too. Where does it come from? Up here in graniteland its a byproduct of granite and easy to explain its existance.I could never figure out its source in " gods waiting room "

Depends on what dinosaur died and got covered over millions of years ago.

I've always wondered myself but never got into the geology of it. Have a buddy works for a soil-testing company, I'll ask and post his reply.

WalkGood
07-08-2008, 09:23 AM
Did someone BBQ a brisket in there?

AmEdge
07-08-2008, 01:40 PM
It comes from tannins and/or iron in the groundwater.

Rid-O-Rust will definitely help as long as the system is maintained.

bblawncare
07-08-2008, 07:06 PM
Replace 13 rotors huh? Hopefully that lead to nice chunk of change Barb. Don't give that stuff away now.

What?? Pick up, delivery, and install is not FREE with the purchase of 13 rotors?!!:laugh::laugh::laugh:

(I am only kidding, Peter)

Mike Leary
07-08-2008, 07:16 PM
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(I am only kidding, Peter)[/QUOTE]

Don't trust him, Barb, we've seen this ploy before.

CAPT Stream Rotar
07-08-2008, 07:28 PM
anyone care to explain how that puppy works?

xoxo

pup

Mike Leary
07-08-2008, 07:36 PM
pup

Me too......:dizzy::dizzy:

bblawncare
07-08-2008, 07:36 PM
Don't trust him, Barb, we've seen this ploy before.

Did I miss something?? I am not following...(not unusual for me)

Mike Leary
07-08-2008, 07:39 PM
pup

Me too......:dizzy:

Mike Leary
07-08-2008, 07:40 PM
Did I miss something?? I am not following...(not unusual for me)

He's a single guy.

Waterit
07-08-2008, 11:05 PM
CSR and Mike - are y'all seriously asking for an explanation of how an indexing valve works, or am I missing something in the plays on words?

CAPT Stream Rotar
07-09-2008, 06:02 AM
CSR and Mike - are y'all seriously asking for an explanation of how an indexing valve works, or am I missing something in the plays on words?

nope..
I would like one of you all to exp on how that puppy works...Never seen one, prob never will, but its always good to know.

AI Inc
07-09-2008, 06:14 AM
nope..
I would like one of you all to exp on how that puppy works...Never seen one, prob never will, but its always good to know.

Its an FLA thing, you never will see it around here. It is an interesting concept thou.

bblawncare
07-09-2008, 06:45 AM
nope..
I would like one of you all to exp on how that puppy works...Never seen one, prob never will, but its always good to know.

http://www.fimcomfg.com/index.html

Check this out...

AmEdge
07-09-2008, 07:18 AM
http://www.fimcomfg.com/index.html

Check this out...

Very interesting. I've heard of indexing valves, but never really knew what they were.


Now that I know.......I'll be sure to never install one. :laugh:

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-09-2008, 07:21 AM
Very interesting. I've heard of indexing valves, but never really knew what they were.


Now that I know.......I'll be sure to never install one. :laugh:

Do a search on my experience with the upside down fimco indexing valve. It made a total fool out of me and lead to my sarcastic posting name courtesy of Wet Boots.

AmEdge
07-09-2008, 07:43 AM
Found this....

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=229447&highlight=upside+down+fimco+indexing+valve

Didn't see anything too terribly embarrassing that would cause you to change your handle.

Unless of course some of the posts were deleted...I've heard that happens around here.:laugh:

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-09-2008, 07:51 AM
Found this....

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=229447&highlight=upside+down+fimco+indexing+valve

Didn't see anything too terribly embarrassing that would cause you to change your handle.

Unless of course some of the posts were deleted...I've heard that happens around here.:laugh:

Go way back. My alter ego Remote Pigtails started it. He has since moved to an insane asylum.

Wet_Boots
07-09-2008, 08:20 AM
Found this....

http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=229447&highlight=upside+down+fimco+indexing+valve

Didn't see anything too terribly embarrassing that would cause you to change your handle.

Unless of course some of the posts were deleted...I've heard that happens around here.:laugh:

Deleted posts? Here?
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:RolZeU9efzsulM:http://lrdinc.com/images/PeterPan.jpg