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Waterit
08-12-2008, 01:10 AM
Found this hard-to-get item on eBay tonight:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-HUNTER-CONTROLLER-SPRINKLER-CABINET-KEY-ICC-PRO-C-ACC_W0QQitemZ230280541110QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item230280541110&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&timeout=1218517775343

bicmudpuppy
08-12-2008, 01:29 AM
OK, you made me look........................OMG!!!!!!

Even Cut Lawn Care
08-12-2008, 01:29 AM
You can get those from just about anyone that sells or cuts keys!

DanaMac
08-12-2008, 07:27 AM
I've seen Hunter adjustment keys for sale on EBay. I have dozens I could sell sitting in my shop. Same with the little screwdriver for the 5000.

Wet_Boots
08-12-2008, 07:35 AM
Geez, doesn't everyone have spares of those things?

DanaMac
08-12-2008, 07:38 AM
Geez, doesn't everyone have spares of those things?

But a homeowner might not.

AI Inc
08-12-2008, 07:41 AM
When I hand the customer the key I tell them " do us both a favor , dont use it . It is there if the controller is used in a commercial application where teens may be hanging out. On resi it is nothing but a pita"

hoskm01
08-12-2008, 08:36 AM
Supplier could get you a pocket full, if you ask. Along with tools for RB and Hunter. Guess the sale would be good for a homeowner who lost theirs.

Dripit good
08-12-2008, 08:47 AM
Found this hard-to-get item on eBay tonight:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-HUNTER-CONTROLLER-SPRINKLER-CABINET-KEY-ICC-PRO-C-ACC_W0QQitemZ230280541110QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item230280541110&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A1%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&timeout=1218517775343

hahahahaha

Thank you sir..............I've been looking to get some of those for eons.

Great find!

Wet_Boots
08-12-2008, 08:53 AM
Don't forget to check out those swell Hunter nozzle trees he's selling - only three-and-change apiece!

Waterit
08-12-2008, 09:08 AM
I've got handfuls of nozzle trees, adjustment tools, K-Rain clock pins and controller keys, CH751 keys, and about a dozen used controllers lifted for upgrades - never dreamed I was sitting on a gold mine.:laugh:

Dripit good
08-12-2008, 09:23 AM
I must be a waster. Been tossing those things away since I FINALLY overcame my pack rat tendencies. Still save fuses, transformers and such.

Strange how on occasion I can't find a cotton pickin Hunter tool!

Wet_Boots
08-12-2008, 01:57 PM
Now, if you really want some eBay treasure, truck on over to California, and grab these Thompson rotor heads (http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-Of-100-Metal-Rain-Bird-Thompson-Sprinkler-Heads_W0QQitemZ350086589255QQihZ022QQcategoryZ20542QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)!

WalkGood
08-12-2008, 03:01 PM
Now, if you really want some eBay treasure, truck on over to California, and grab these Thompson rotor heads (http://cgi.ebay.com/Lot-Of-100-Metal-Rain-Bird-Thompson-Sprinkler-Heads_W0QQitemZ350086589255QQihZ022QQcategoryZ20542QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)!

Looks like WWII Russian hand grenades and landmines!

CAPT Stream Rotar
08-12-2008, 05:08 PM
Hey dana- Ill take a box of those 5000 screw drivers!

DanaMac
08-12-2008, 05:12 PM
Hey dana- Ill take a box of those 5000 screw drivers!

$10 each :) Might have 20 or so if you need 'em. I can check next time at shop.

CAPT Stream Rotar
08-12-2008, 05:14 PM
$10 each :) Might have 20 or so if you need 'em. I can check next time at shop.

sounds good..

what you want in return? Blazing saddles?

DanaMac
08-12-2008, 05:16 PM
sounds good..

what you want in return? Blazing saddles?

I'll see how many we have and get back witcha.

CAPT Stream Rotar
08-12-2008, 05:18 PM
10-4 good buddy

Waterit
08-12-2008, 06:13 PM
I've hit the Irrigators' Lottery and am now ready to retire.

Spent the rainy afternoon cleaning out part of my shop - found (3) ESP-4's, (2) ESP-MODs, (4) K-Rain 2120's, (2) SLW-10's, a Mini-Clik (the original pre-Hunter), (2) boxes of old transformers (both internal and external), (2) Toro 1/16" Allen screwdrivers, a bag of the old metal K-Rain adjustment keys, (1) RC-1260 and a 1260S, an RC-4bi, and a box of Toro nozzles for sprays and the Super 700's. And a BIG bag of CH751's.

Gonna make my fortune on eBay and buy me a CE-ment pond!

DanaMac
08-12-2008, 06:16 PM
I've hit the Irrigators' Lottery and am now ready to retire.

Spent the rainy afternoon cleaning out part of my shop - found (3) ESP-4's, (2) ESP-MODs, (4) K-Rain 2120's, (2) SLW-10's, a Mini-Clik (the original pre-Hunter), (2) boxes of old transformers (both internal and external), (2) Toro 1/16" Allen screwdrivers, a bag of the old metal K-Rain adjustment keys, (1) RC-1260 and a 1260S, an RC-4bi, and a box of Toro nozzles for sprays and the Super 700's. And a BIG bag of CH751's.

Gonna make my fortune on eBay and buy me a CE-ment pond!

I found a bag of Cheetos.

I have a buch of crap as well, and was supposed to get my sister to try and sell on FleaBay, but never got around to it.

Mike Leary
08-12-2008, 07:07 PM
Wonder what I could get for my brass HL238?

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-12-2008, 07:17 PM
sounds good..

what you want in return? Blazing saddles?

Hey! I gave you those blazing saddles for free...

Waterit
08-13-2008, 12:52 AM
Hey! I gave you those blazing saddles for free...

Sounds like CSR has it figured out, maximizing margin while minimizing costs and still delivering quality...

Waterit
08-13-2008, 01:02 AM
Here's one I just saw, great deal if you can use it:

http://cgi.ebay.com/RAIN-MASTER-SENTAR-II-30-Station-Sprinkler-Controller_W0QQitemZ110277463699QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item110277463699&timeout=1218603781468

Mike Leary
08-13-2008, 02:51 PM
Here's one I just saw, great deal if you can use it:
RAIN-MASTER-SENTAR-II-30-Station

Someone took a bath.

Waterit
08-13-2008, 03:47 PM
Just checked back on that Rainmaster - went for $900.

Wet_Boots
08-13-2008, 04:18 PM
Just checked back on that Rainmaster - went for $900.That's about 800 more than that ton of old rotors is going for, with an hour remaining.

DanaMac
08-13-2008, 07:24 PM
I'll see how many we have and get back witcha.

Hey CAPPY - I checked at the shop, looks like we only have 6 left. My guys have a couple extras on trucks and some homeowners have wanted them also for adjusting themselves. I can still ship 'em out if you want 'em, but you might be able to pick up a couple extras at the supply house if you smile and wink real nice :rolleyes: Tech #1 said the tips have broken off some others due to using for other things as well. Even turning a testcock valve has broken the tip apparently. I still prefer my trusty Irritool.

CAPT Stream Rotar
08-13-2008, 07:28 PM
I can get them out of the 5000 cases...Mine just seem to walk out of my tool bucket bi weekly....I'll just get over to the sprinkler supply....

dana thanks though brotha.

Waterit
08-13-2008, 09:06 PM
I still prefer my trusty Irritool.

Dana, where can I get a few of those? One of our local guys used to carry them but doesn't anymore and I am now down to 2 (I'd bought 6 a couple of years ago, wish the darned things were magnetic). Ewing tells me they can't/won't get them, I'm PO'd at our local JDL and am currently shunning them, and the only ones I've found on the Net are retail-priced (hmm, haven't checked eBay...).

DanaMac
08-13-2008, 11:08 PM
Dana, where can I get a few of those? One of our local guys used to carry them but doesn't anymore and I am now down to 2 (I'd bought 6 a couple of years ago, wish the darned things were magnetic). Ewing tells me they can't/won't get them, I'm PO'd at our local JDL and am currently shunning them, and the only ones I've found on the Net are retail-priced (hmm, haven't checked eBay...).

Hmmm.. sounds familiar - my Ewing doesn't carry, and I stay away from JDL. Another local supplier called LL Johnson carries them. Not sure who in your neck of the woods though.

irrig8r
08-13-2008, 11:57 PM
From a 2003 thread:

http://www.connectorkings.com/ckweb/other_supplies.htm

Waterit
08-14-2008, 12:06 AM
Thanks, Gregg, forgot about those guys - used to buy a lot of their funny pipe fittings and DBY's, don't remember why I stopped. Time to revisit an old source, keep the "new" guys on their toes.

Dana, I checked Johnson's site, but since I don't have an account I couldn't access much. If you get a chance, please check the price for me and let me know.

DanaMac
08-14-2008, 08:32 AM
Dana, I checked Johnson's site, but since I don't have an account I couldn't access much. If you get a chance, please check the price for me and let me know.

I'll see what I can do. Usually tools are not the cheapest through them.

AI Inc
08-14-2008, 08:47 AM
I used to get them from a dude named Jeff Bush www.irrigationstuff.com

I have never been to his website , but I do have a phone # at my office. I can try to remember to grab it if anyone needs it. He also sells greese packs for about $.50 each

Waterit
08-15-2008, 12:05 AM
I am definitely going to start selling stuff on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=230280541110&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=013