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FIMCO-MEISTER
07-08-2008, 12:05 AM
One thing about google mail is that lots of sprinkler stuff shows up. Here is a dumb one. Post all the stupid internet stuff you've seen here. Not surprised KRain is the head of choice here.

http://quick-snap.com/?gclid=CKm-_qGmr5QCFQlqsgoddFN7tQ

DanaMac
07-08-2008, 12:09 AM
Hell I came up with that years ago. Previous employee needed one rotor for his little lawn at his rented place. But the "quick snap" fitting was in a 6" round box. So you'd have to pop the lid and hook the hose up. Guess I lost out on my millions. But at least I used a PGP.

nylan8888
07-08-2008, 09:01 AM
My head hurts

Wet_Boots
07-08-2008, 09:16 AM
Bicycle pump winterizing? :wall http://quick-snap.com/products.php?intID=13

DanaMac
07-08-2008, 09:24 AM
Bicycle pump winterizing?

Yeah, I thought that was the kicker. Mike - isn't that how you guys do some winterizing?

Waterit
07-08-2008, 09:58 AM
We did a system at a pig farm a few years ago similar to that - 4 rotors on square spacing, RB quick-connect valve that the owner would hook a fire hose to (had a 20HP sub pump for his water supply). We used Falcons.

MarcSmith
07-08-2008, 10:04 AM
In all fairness, that is a pretty neat idea...I'll bet the guy make more money in a year selling something that someone else makes (most if not all of the parts are already being made by someone else) All hes is doing is assembling and packaging.


But I'll stick to my impact head on a tripod...

Mike Leary
07-08-2008, 12:01 PM
Yeah, I thought that was the kicker. Mike - isn't that how you guys do some winterizing?

We use them to winterize backflow assemblies.

CAPT Stream Rotar
07-08-2008, 07:22 PM
We use them to winterize backflow assemblies.

Video request= SENT

Mike Leary
07-08-2008, 07:40 PM
Video request= SENT

The Rocky Mtn. guys are going to go nuts about winterize, all ready.
However, all you need is 7 psi to clear a DCVA/RP. Pump thru the testcocks, but don't leave the test
cocks open, set the ball valves @ the backflow at at 45 degree angle.

CAPT Stream Rotar
07-08-2008, 07:46 PM
The Rocky Mtn. guys are going to go nuts about winterize, all ready.
However, all you need is 7 psi to clear a DCVA/RP. Pump thru the testcocks, but don't leave the test
cocks open, set the ball valves @ the backflow at at 45 degree angle.

lol.....winterize...the fourth just passed..

::goes crazy::

DanaMac
07-08-2008, 07:47 PM
The Rocky Mtn. guys are going to go nuts about winterize, all ready.
However, all you need is 7 psi to clear a DCVA/RP. Pump thru the testcocks, but don't leave the test
cocks open, set the ball valves @ the backflow at at 45 degree angle.

If done properly, a PVB and RP can be drained with no compressor. Bicycle or tow behind.

CAPT Stream Rotar
07-08-2008, 07:50 PM
If done properly, a PVB and RP can be drained with no compressor. Bicycle or tow behind.

Care to divulge Dana?

does it involve a piece of funny pipe and the Pup's mouth?

Mike Leary
07-08-2008, 07:50 PM
If done properly, a PVB and RP can be drained with no compressor. Bicycle or tow behind.

Just for kicks, we like 7 psi, you guys drain all you want.

DanaMac
07-08-2008, 09:43 PM
Care to divulge Dana?

does it involve a piece of funny pipe and the Pup's mouth?

How difficult is it to drain a PVB or RP? Shut down supply, open interior drain or in pit, open manifold or mainline drain, open all testcocks, remove check valves, open front plate on RP, turn ball valves to 45 degrees. Backflow can be easily drained to prevent damage without being blown out. Done it a thousand times.

Sorry, all we pretty much deal with are Febco 765s and 825y. Easy to drain, won't hold water if done right.

AI Inc
07-09-2008, 07:06 AM
97% of our systems are 765,s . Boiler drain before pvb , blow the air right thru em. Dosnt work so well on rpz,s as it unseats the o ring and causes leaks next spring.

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-11-2008, 09:08 AM
Here is another one

http://www.sprinkleranchor.com/?gclid=CKfvs4nmt5QCFQRksgodriH7Tg

Waterit
07-11-2008, 09:59 AM
http://www.mainstreetseedandsupply.com/sprinklers.htm

Wet_Boots
07-11-2008, 10:19 AM
Letterman used to give the Hosey Cow some airtime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_2awv_V3WU

irrig8r
07-11-2008, 10:41 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-BLACK-SAMBO-LAWN-SPRINKLER-1930S-FOLK-ART_W0QQitemZ190234477467QQihZ009QQcategoryZ394QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Wet_Boots
07-11-2008, 11:01 AM
It will only be a matter of time before some canny investor buys up these unique products and forms the Stupid Sprinkler Conglomerate.

WalkGood
07-11-2008, 02:35 PM
Here is another one

http://www.sprinkleranchor.com/?gclid=CKfvs4nmt5QCFQRksgodriH7Tg


Click on the Sprinkler Anchor "Live Chat" link. Ask the operator all kinds of techy question like what is the flow rate of the quick-connects and the timers. Is there backflow protection and what kind. Type in unsolicited info about irrigation. Mire them down with stuff like that. The ask if they are the "hot chic" in the picture. Ask for a personal phone number and if she is single. Cut and paste the chat conversation and post here!

I'm still waiting for the very busy next available operator.

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-21-2008, 06:50 AM
Here is a new one that showed up. Not totally stupid but the line that they sold thousands on HSN got me.

http://www.sprinklerdonut.com/?gclid=CJjp8qnZ0JQCFQcVswodvgYOlQ

MarcSmith
07-21-2008, 08:57 AM
how about the concrete donuts... I feel bad for actually using them on my house and selling them to customers.:cry:

Waterit
07-21-2008, 09:50 AM
Here is a new one that showed up. Not totally stupid but the line that they sold thousands on HSN got me.

http://www.sprinklerdonut.com/?gclid=CJjp8qnZ0JQCFQcVswodvgYOlQ

Of course they quote people from Florida...

Without A Drought
07-21-2008, 09:24 PM
I just last week pulled out a PGP that someone Had drilled two holes in the backside of the turret in an attempt to get water behind the head. It kind of worked, just needed a little more pressure.

if i can get the video off my phone and online i'll post it for y'all.

pg