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Old 05-01-2012, 06:05 PM
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entry for Boots' antique irrigation museum

Found this on a old job today and still works.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:24 PM
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You have to love that fitting - solder a male adapter into a bit of thin copper tubing - fold over the end and solder it closed.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:41 PM
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Boots would be the only one left to still have the slotted lug wrench to remove those heads, I had one, once, waay back. Love to see those brass nozzles, though.
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Boots would be the only one left to still have the slotted lug wrench to remove those heads, I had one, once, waay back.
I have one, and I damn sure ain't old and decrepit like boots.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:41 PM
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I have one, and I damn sure ain't old and decrepit like boots.
I always wondered where mine went.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:53 PM
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Boots would be the only one left to still have the slotted lug wrench to remove those heads, I had one, once, waay back. Love to see those brass nozzles, though.
Odd thing;

I had one once too. You can still buy those at the big box tinkler stores.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:58 PM
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Back when the big boys had their names put on the brass popups. Hall sprinkler company in Dallas had thousands of systems with their name on the brass. After they quit doing it they'd buy old popups with their name from other contractors.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:31 PM
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Back when the big boys had their names put on the brass popups. Hall sprinkler company in Dallas had thousands of systems with their name on the brass. After they quit doing it they'd buy old popups with their name from other contractors.
Hall must've been huge, I run across their stuff in Houston from time to time. The only 80's era install I ever saw that had a drafted design was installed by Hall and it really wasn't bad, even by today's standards. They used impacts but they were not spraying over hard surfaces and had things hydro-zoned pretty well. Customer said they paid around $6,000 for the install, wish I could get that today...
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:46 PM
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Hall must've been huge, I run across their stuff in Houston from time to time. The only 80's era install I ever saw that had a drafted design was installed by Hall and it really wasn't bad, even by today's standards. They used impacts but they were not spraying over hard surfaces and had things hydro-zoned pretty well. Customer said they paid around $6,000 for the install, wish I could get that today...
George Hall dominated Dallas irrigation I'm guessing for 30-40 years. Get into Preston hollow and along mockingbird and hall systems are every where. I enjoyed working on them. They had a consistency about them. Jumbo concrete dcva boxes. Hall valves which were renamed Moody's. Brass heads properly spaced. Hall-a-matic controller.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:37 PM
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George Hall dominated Dallas irrigation I'm guessing for 30-40 years. Get into Preston hollow and along mockingbird and hall systems are every where. I enjoyed working on them. They had a consistency about them. Jumbo concrete dcva boxes. Hall valves which were renamed Moody's. Brass heads properly spaced. Hall-a-matic controller.
You wouldn't want to see the stuff they're doing now.
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