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Prime Seasons
10-23-2000, 09:00 AM
Help!

Where can one purchase different types of vacuum breakers for new irrigation systems? I have found only one type in Michigan, I believe it was a FEMCO brass unit for about $250. Are there less expensive units out there and if so where can you get them? The local Home Depots, Lowes, etc. do not carry them.

Thanks.

gus

gusbuster
10-24-2000, 12:37 AM
Only irrgation houses carry this kind of stuff,maybe also plumbing supply houses also. $250, that's about average price for breakers. Febco is one of the big boys for vacum breakers,vacum breakers.
http://www.cmb-ind.com/
their website
John

turfman99
10-25-2000, 09:52 PM
PVB's do not meet code in many areas. Most every area in the West requires double checks.

Wilburn Parks
11-13-2000, 06:12 PM
My brother said he bought his at Home Depot. It is not Femco but he said looked just like it. We live around Detroit area. It cost around 85.00 he thinks.

hoskm01
01-08-2009, 05:21 PM
Since apparently the trend the last couple of days is to re-hash old posts, I though I would dig up the oldest post in the irrigation forum.

Recognize Gus, no one else.

Apparently this was before the riff-raff joined.

Mike Leary
01-08-2009, 05:32 PM
Since apparently this was before the riff-raff joined.

If it was not for the riff-raff, you guys would still be thinking ESP was state-of-the-art.

hoskm01
01-08-2009, 05:52 PM
If it was not for the riff-raff, you guys would still be thinking ESP was state-of-the-art.
And you would have never gotten away from boxed wine!:)

Mike Leary
01-08-2009, 06:01 PM
And you would have never gotten away from boxed wine!:)

I don't believe any boxed wine was involved when we had to call the Goodyear police to get you back on duty.

hoskm01
01-08-2009, 06:24 PM
I don't believe any boxed wine was involved when we had to call the Goodyear police to get you back on duty.
Not that time. Good times though were had.

Mike Leary
01-08-2009, 06:28 PM
Not that time. Good times though were had.

Ditto, look forward to the next time.

hoskm01
01-08-2009, 06:31 PM
Ditto, look forward to the next time.
Highways are open. Where u gonna be March 12thish-21stish?

FIMCO-MEISTER
01-08-2009, 06:48 PM
Uh if we are digging up this stuff maybe we need to start a book club. Any suggestions on a good book to share and argue over? I'm about to start Cadillac Desert.

hoskm01
01-08-2009, 06:57 PM
Uh if we are digging up this stuff maybe we need to start a book club. Any suggestions on a good book to share and argue over? I'm about to start Cadillac Desert.
Good book. whats to argue over? Enjoy.

Wet_Boots
01-08-2009, 06:59 PM
Too diverse a subject. I'm more of the "tell me a story" reader who likes mysteries.

FIMCO-MEISTER
01-08-2009, 07:10 PM
Too diverse a subject. I'm more of the "tell me a story" reader who likes mysteries.

Obama birth certificate maybe?:p

Wet_Boots
01-08-2009, 07:15 PM
Pure fantasy, to read those webpages with microscopic views of images and scans.

Somewhere, there is a list of books with a name like "Great Books of the English Language" that was supposed to supply the reader of them, all of them, an equivalent of a Liberal Arts degree.

Mike Leary
01-08-2009, 07:16 PM
Anything Edward Abbey wrote.

FIMCO-MEISTER
01-08-2009, 07:21 PM
Pure fantasy, to read those webpages with microscopic views of images and scans.

Somewhere, there is a list of books with a name like "Great Books of the English Language" that was supposed to supply the reader of them, all of them, an equivalent of a Liberal Arts degree.

You should look at the St. John's curriculum. If I had a do over I would have gotten my under grad at St. Johns.

Wet_Boots
01-08-2009, 07:26 PM
Still haven't read Winston Churchill's six volumes he wrote after WWII

Without A Drought
01-08-2009, 07:36 PM
i think your looking for a FIMCO, model MEISTER. very reliable, although the diaphragm can start to travel as it gets older.

as far as books, i just started "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell". Anybody?

Wet_Boots
01-08-2009, 07:45 PM
i think your looking for a FIMCO, model MEISTER. very reliable, although the diaphragm can start to travel as it gets older.

as far as books, i just started "Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell". Anybody?Never heard of it. For things magical, one might look into the books of Neil Gaiman. "Stardust" was a good read.

bicmudpuppy
01-08-2009, 07:48 PM
You guys are to contemporary for my literary tastes. How 'bout Anthony, Card, RAH, Asimov? I broke down and read the Stephanie Meyers books before taking my daughter to see the movie.

Wet_Boots
01-08-2009, 08:00 PM
Anthony? Asimov is more short stories (Nightfall!!!!) to me. I could recommend Joyce Carol Oates.

bicmudpuppy
01-08-2009, 08:24 PM
Anything less than 500+ pages is a short story.

Wet_Boots
01-08-2009, 08:27 PM
I get a little itchy at 500+ pages. I've read some of the mysteries by Elizabeth George, which clock in at around 700 pages. Almost too much.

Waterit
01-09-2009, 03:29 AM
Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiassen, James Lee Burke, Stephen Hunter, Dennis Lehane, either Kellerman, Dean Koontz, Randy Wayne White. Stephen King if I'm really bored or need to fall asleep.

Gave up the heavy stuff years ago, tho I did read Steinbeck, everything by Twain, all the stuff Lit 101 asks for.