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FIMCO-MEISTER
07-26-2008, 11:59 PM
Had a leak in a valve box. HR-1.5 on a copper system. So you know the valve has been replaced at least once. Dig it up and buried next to the valve was an 1.5" Safe T Lawn valve. So our valve was the fourth valve in this spot. A three way solenoid valve to a Safe-T-Lawn to a Hydro Rain to a Rainbird.

Henry did the repair and I took two pics for the pipe angle biatchers.

Dirty Water
07-27-2008, 12:07 AM
Good repair, Henry has improved on the glue slopping since the Fimco debacle. Compression fitting for going back to the copper?

EagleLandscape
07-27-2008, 02:47 AM
never seen that plug deal on the lateral line side. enlighten me peter!

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-27-2008, 06:44 AM
We call them Flo-Locks. L. Bean got me using them. They work great and I haven't had one fail me yet. They are compression but have a metal collar that bites into the copper to keep them from sliding.

EagleLandscape
07-27-2008, 08:55 AM
Are they just for RB dv?

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-27-2008, 09:01 AM
Are they just for RB dv?

Okay I see what you are talking about. That is an angle valve. We entered through the bottom and I moved the cap to side entry. Original valve was an old three way that came up through the bottom.

Also that is a 1.5" RB PGA valve not a DV.

EagleLandscape
07-27-2008, 09:03 AM
ohhh, duh, sorry for the silly question. that looks familiar, never used them, but seen them. I thought that was a nifty device to protect lateral side while installed. (gizmo like that wouldnt be a bad idea):)

...goes to patent office...

peter, you're up earlier.

i have to go unload a 26' UHAUL full of furniture this morning:(

Wet_Boots
07-27-2008, 10:39 AM
I have to go unload a 26' UHAUL full of furniture this morning:(In earlier times, your furniture would be beanbag chairs, waterbeds, and shelving formed from cinderblocks and planks. Plus milk crates. ;)

EagleLandscape
07-27-2008, 11:31 AM
nope, never had that type of furniture. had a fully furnished 2900 sq ft house when i was a sophmore in college.

i guess i tend to have a different attitude than most college guys.

Dirty Water
07-27-2008, 11:35 AM
nope, never had that type of furniture. had a fully furnished 2900 sq ft house when i was a sophmore in college.

i guess i tend to have a different attitude than most college guys.

Plus texas land is dirt cheap.

Wet_Boots
07-27-2008, 11:41 AM
Hey man, furniture is, like, so permanent, man. http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/hippie7.gif

EagleLandscape
07-27-2008, 03:59 PM
heehee, depends on where the land is. University and Highland Park land can go for way over $22 sq ft, while I got my one acre for $1.14 sq ft.

I prefer my place other the other one.

Kiril
07-27-2008, 04:19 PM
ohhh, duh, sorry for the silly question. that looks familiar, never used them, but seen them. I thought that was a nifty device to protect lateral side while installed. (gizmo like that wouldnt be a bad idea):)


Turns JW onto the concept of PVC plugs.

http://www.watertanks.com/images/plugs.jpg

Mike Leary
07-27-2008, 05:29 PM
Hey man, furniture is,permanent,man.

Works for me.

Wet_Boots
07-27-2008, 05:39 PM
I'm not sure I ever saw any Safe-T-Lawn valves, unless maybe an R204 imitation.

Without A Drought
07-27-2008, 05:39 PM
Turns JW onto the concept of PVC plugs.

http://www.watertanks.com/images/plugs.jpg


That's funny.

pg

Mike Leary
07-27-2008, 05:44 PM
Nice thread! Covers many bases, was there a question?

Wet_Boots
07-27-2008, 05:50 PM
Nice thread! Covers many bases, was there a question?"How many solenoids will fit in a beanbag chair?"

JDUtah
07-27-2008, 07:13 PM
Why did he elbow it vertically then angle it back down?

Mike Leary
07-27-2008, 08:42 PM
Why did he elbow it vertically then angle it back down?

You ever do a fix like that? Got one chance to make the final connection,
both ends in the middle of the loop gotta go in at once to get the 1/4" turn.

JDUtah
07-28-2008, 02:36 AM
I'm not sure if I was clear or if I can be. Or maybe I'm not sure I understand the answer.

To restate the question, when he comes off the old line, he has 2 90's right next to each other. One going up(verticly), then one going out. Why did he put the one in that made it go verticle an inch or two?

Thanks!

FIMCO-MEISTER
07-28-2008, 07:47 AM
I'm not sure if I was clear or if I can be. Or maybe I'm not sure I understand the answer.

To restate the question, when he comes off the old line, he has 2 90's right next to each other. One going up(verticly), then one going out. Why did he put the one in that made it go verticle an inch or two?

Thanks!

Made the repair easier. Allowed us to line up the valve and section line pipe parallel to each other. Helped reduce some of the stress. We glued the bottom ell onto the flo-lock before installing it to avoid trying to glue with water dripping out. By having the ell up we could glue the next ell on and water would not interfere since it would be slowly filling up and backing into the pipe.

JDUtah
07-28-2008, 05:00 PM
I-C thanks.