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irrig8r
08-14-2012, 09:36 PM
Friend of mine who knows I frequent lawnsite and is less computer savvy sent me this request. Anyone have specs?

Trying to find specifications, golf rotor from the way back era. I need to replace a few on a course and it would be easier to find compatibility with specs.
Any ideas, could you check on lawnsite please?
thanks, Kevin

irrig8r
08-14-2012, 10:04 PM
Not much on the Internets about Rain-O-Mat...

Found this though.

http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/itgcs/article/1966feb26.pdf

Mike Leary
08-14-2012, 10:06 PM
There seems to be a outlet in Sacramento, do a Google search.

irrig8r
08-14-2012, 10:25 PM
http://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=pts&hl=en&q=ininventor:%22Elmer+N.+Reynolds%22

irrig8r
08-14-2012, 10:30 PM
http://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/golfd/article/1967fal102.pdf

Mike Leary
08-14-2012, 10:50 PM
sacramentosprinklersupply.com/Antique.html

Boots would be in hog heaven.

Wet_Boots
08-15-2012, 12:48 AM
I might have some catalog info, but if the head is a dual-opposing-nozzle rotor, then you can simply gage the nozzles and use the chart for an impact head.

irrig8r
08-15-2012, 01:18 PM
I might have some catalog info, but if the head is a dual-opposing-nozzle rotor, then you can simply gage the nozzles and use the chart for an impact head.

Catalog info would be appreciated.

Wet_Boots
08-15-2012, 01:35 PM
the problem with any catalog on these is that you still have to look at the actual heads, because they didn't have just one and only one set of nozzles

Wet_Boots
08-15-2012, 01:58 PM
Unfortunately for the sake of sprinkler history, I usually cut up catalogs to leave only the smaller res/com products in my binder, and no golf-course stuff.

I can strain my memory enough to get an image of the ROM golf-course head as maybe having a 3/8-inch range nozzle as standard, which would have it using around 40 gpm. I did remember the big head as a #21, though. Where's Purphaze when we need him? :(

Mike Leary
08-15-2012, 02:22 PM
Where's Purphaze when we need him? :(

True, Mudpuppy was the golf guy, though, who we also miss.

Wet_Boots
08-15-2012, 06:06 PM
I should also mention for anyone jonesing for a complete Rain-O-Mat catalog, they did not publish the usual flow/pressure/distance tables. They would just give a little triangular-spacing drawing, and maybe one pair of flow/pressure numbers.

Wet_Boots
08-15-2012, 07:53 PM
sacramentosprinklersupply.com/Antique.html

Boots would be in hog heaven.I had systems with that Tork controller. What a tank. It had the ridiculous programming restriction of the same run time for each zone.