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Beartooth
02-09-2009, 06:52 PM
I have a 1" x 18" long shut-off valve for sale. This valve has been sitting on my shop shelf for a couple of years and I haven't used it. I'm asking $50.00 for it.

Wet_Boots
02-09-2009, 07:00 PM
Doesn't that operate with a key? Is a strap wrench used to remove the cover to the handle?

Beartooth
02-09-2009, 07:41 PM
Ya, a square key will open and close the valve. I'm not sure if I'm on the same page with you about the strap wrench though.

Wet_Boots
02-09-2009, 08:07 PM
I haven't seen one close up in years. I was thinking the cone-shaped portion was a threaded cover, but maybe not.

I think the device was named Eliminator, when it was first on the market.

Without A Drought
02-09-2009, 08:42 PM
that cone comes off rather easily, usually by hand. the actual shut-off is a square fitting.

i like them, prefer the Watts frost-free.

Beartooth
02-09-2009, 08:57 PM
The cone does not have to be removed to operate the shut-off, however, the key slides into the front end of the cone.

bicmudpuppy
02-09-2009, 09:11 PM
WTF? this ain't e-bay. How many more of his "left overs" are we going to get threads to read about?

Wet_Boots
02-09-2009, 09:13 PM
I'm waiting for the bucket of Orbit heads.

ARGOS
02-09-2009, 09:15 PM
Jwingfield should post that bucket of nipples he had a couple months ago.

Wet_Boots
02-09-2009, 09:35 PM
Interesting thing about the valve is the silvery part that threads into the brass tee - it's a copper sweat fitting that is machined to act as a valve seat, and then gets plated.

Beartooth
02-09-2009, 10:01 PM
I'm waiting for the bucket of Orbit heads.

I'm waiting for you to actually interject something of value!

Wet_Boots
02-09-2009, 10:12 PM
I'm waiting for you to actually interject something of value!I think there's a post of value scheduled for early March. Keep watching.

Waterit
02-09-2009, 11:03 PM
I'm waiting for you to actually interject something of value!

And we're waiting for you to actually post something of value.

ARGOS
02-09-2009, 11:37 PM
I have ten pounds of uncut peruvien cocaine. Any takers?

mitchgo
02-09-2009, 11:45 PM
I got 10 pounds of un cut fat on my stomach i'm trying to sell.

EagleLandscape
02-09-2009, 11:48 PM
5,000 cut off poly nipples. Some 1/2" and some 3/4" for sale. I also have another 30 gallons of nipples too. These are the treasured "4" nipples that truly have no use.

Anyone want a nipple?

Waterit
02-10-2009, 12:35 AM
John, don't really need any poly nips, but how much for the framing hammer?

EagleLandscape
02-10-2009, 08:04 AM
NOT FOR SALE!!!


But i do have the hax-saw with a dull blade on it for 4.99 OBO

Waterit
02-10-2009, 09:42 AM
NOT FOR SALE!!!


But i do have the hax-saw with a dull blade on it for 4.99 OBO

I'll pass, I like dull cutters better, or my sawzall with the bent blade. Sure coulda used the hammer.

Wet_Boots
02-10-2009, 09:42 AM
Free traffic cone with every bucket of nips?

Waterit
02-10-2009, 09:43 AM
Free traffic cone with every bucket of nips?

Yeah! Now we're talking - traffic cones make good vessels for mixing margaritas with a weedeater.

AI Inc
02-11-2009, 08:18 AM
I haven't seen one close up in years. I was thinking the cone-shaped portion was a threaded cover, but maybe not.

I think the device was named Eliminator, when it was first on the market.

I think what you are thinking of was called an Aleviator. Was designed by an irr contractor in Massachusetts and sold to a manufacturer. Great concept , but no one wants to spend the extra money. A must have on vacation / secondary homes.
If one loses the key you can use a 1/4" socket stuck in backwards and turned with channel locks.

Wet_Boots
02-11-2009, 10:05 AM
Thanks, I wasn't certain on the name. I wonder how the valves are holding up over time.

DanaMac
02-13-2009, 06:27 PM
You know, this is funny. Last week I PMd Mike Donovan to see if it was ok to post in here, or if they would rather me post in the for sale area. I, too, have a bunch of misc. stuff that came in the stocked van I bought last year that I will never use. Mike said it would be best if I posted in the for sale section. Funny that there are now two threads here with for sale stuff. I guess I'm the only one to think ahead and ask.

Mike Leary
02-13-2009, 07:35 PM
[QUOTE=DanaMac;2768460 I guess I'm the only one to think ahead and ask.[/QUOTE]

Sure did you a lot of good.

TRILAWNCARE
02-13-2009, 07:49 PM
Sure did you a lot of good.


[quote=DanaMac;2768460 I guess I'm the only one to think ahead and ask.[/QUOTE]



You cant erase the bracket thing "]" after the number. It screws up the quotes. Don't you ever preview your post.

9000 and still a rookie

DanaMac
02-13-2009, 08:01 PM
Sure did you a lot of good.

Well I haven't posted any of it yet anyway. Maybe I'll post it here and the mods can move it.

Wet_Boots
02-13-2009, 08:04 PM
Put the entire inventory in your signature :)

DanaMac
02-13-2009, 08:06 PM
Put the entire inventory in your signature :)

I think my entire inventory is a 20+ page excel sheet. That would go over like a soup sandwich if I posted it.

Maybe I'll do it :)

DanaMac
02-13-2009, 08:08 PM
Matt already said he might take the larger copper fittings, but i'll post up this weekend. I have some Superior and Buckner diaphragms, Toro and Hunter heads, Nelson valves, and some other misc. stuff.

DarkLotus
02-13-2009, 08:17 PM
You know, this is funny. Last week I PMd Mike Donovan to see if it was ok to post in here, or if they would rather me post in the for sale area. I, too, have a bunch of misc. stuff that came in the stocked van I bought last year that I will never use. Mike said it would be best if I posted in the for sale section. Funny that there are now two threads here with for sale stuff. I guess I'm the only one to think ahead and ask.


C'mon now. I didn't post any listing of products or prices here. I merely directed anyone interested to the For Sale section of the forums. I had also asked if anyone from the irrigation side looked over there as it seems to be all landscaping and the like.

Perhaps we need a For Sale section here as well?

Mike Leary
02-13-2009, 08:24 PM
Don't you ever preview your post.

9000 and still a rookie

When you get as old as I am, you can screw up anything you want.

Wet_Boots
02-13-2009, 08:35 PM
Matt already said he might take the larger copper fittings, but i'll post up this weekend. I have some Superior and Buckner diaphragms, Toro and Hunter heads, Nelson valves, and some other misc. stuff.Start an eBay store.

DanaMac
02-13-2009, 08:41 PM
Start an eBay store.

First, I'll offer to you guys. Then I'll check with my local contractors I deal with. Next I'll try the local craigslist, to avoid having to ship. Lastly, I'll try Ebay.

Mike Leary
02-13-2009, 08:47 PM
First, I'll offer to you guys..

Like we care.

Wet_Boots
02-13-2009, 08:49 PM
You can never have too many Buckner diaphragms.

DanaMac
02-13-2009, 08:50 PM
Like we care.

Go back to sleep old man.....:sleeping:

Mike Leary
02-13-2009, 09:05 PM
Go back to sleep old man.....:sleeping:

Matt says you fell the first day and never went back on the slope again.

Wet_Boots
02-13-2009, 09:18 PM
Maybe he just wanted to hang around the Bunny Slope

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=135540&d=1234411420

irritation
02-13-2009, 09:23 PM
Good God man, no wonder you're in prison, she looks around 12. :hammerhead:

Wet_Boots
02-13-2009, 09:26 PM
The older you get, the younger they look.....

Mike Leary
02-13-2009, 10:54 PM
Good God man, no wonder you're in prison, she looks around 12. :hammerhead:

::::::resists Frank Zappa line about chocolate syrup:::::::

TRILAWNCARE
02-13-2009, 11:31 PM
Anyone need any Toro Grease Caps (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=330294861317) 15 paks of 2 for $15.00 + $10.00 shipping.

WalkGood
02-14-2009, 12:16 AM
I have a 1" x 18" long shut-off valve for sale. This valve has been sitting on my shop shelf for a couple of years and I haven't used it. I'm asking $50.00 for it.

I'm curious, why the brass "tee" on the end? What's that brass fitting that is threaded into the tee?

TRILAWNCARE
02-14-2009, 12:38 AM
I'm curious, why the brass "tee" on the end? What's that brass fitting that is threaded into the tee?

It's simular to this shut off (http://www.wadedrains.com/catalog/documents/8-Hydrants.pdf) except it has a tee and NPT on the end for your connection. You use a square key in the other end of the "tee" to turn off the water from outside, the house.

DanaMac
02-14-2009, 02:07 AM
Matt says you fell the first day and never went back on the slope again.

Yup. Sat in the lodge the whole time chatting up the ladies. You know, with my good personality and all......

Wet_Boots
02-14-2009, 11:48 AM
I'm curious, why the brass "tee" on the end? What's that brass fitting that is threaded into the tee?The tee is needed, along with the plug threaded into it, to serve as a guide for the rod that holds the washer. This valve sort of works in reverse, since moving the rod inward is how it opens. It gives it a very good flow rate.