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Old 05-03-2012, 08:18 AM
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so what happened to all of these companies? it seems like they were very popular and successful at one point in time...
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:18 AM
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I would wonder about any sprinkler heads being die-cast, except those mass-market zinc-alloy cheapo types
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:52 AM
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so what happened to all of these companies? it seems like they were very popular and successful at one point in time...
Plastic happened.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:07 AM
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Here is one for leary. We took 12-15 of these out and replaced them with pop-ups. Kept looking around the corner waiting for a tin can to come screaming down the street.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:07 AM
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I would wonder about any sprinkler heads being die-cast, except those mass-market zinc-alloy cheapo types
Fortunately i never tried to sell you an irrigation system. Not once did a customer argue with my assessment of die cast vs sand cast.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:29 AM
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Die casting produces a uniform surface, and all the brass sprinkler heads and valves have the look of sand castings (I did some sand casting back in shop class)

By the way, the Hall popup spray was almost certainly made by Moody. The nozzle is definitely not a Buckner, because it lacks the flats to fit the head wrench.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:47 AM
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Here is one for leary. We took 12-15 of these out and replaced them with pop-ups. Kept looking around the corner waiting for a tin can to come screaming down the street.
I KNEW there were other guys that installed copper risers!
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:44 PM
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I don't know boots. Henry says they are buckners. I think he's right. Sure look like notches to me. Sure looks like its a buckner head.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:14 PM
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I got a Buckner wrench, and it won't fit the Moody nozzle. Note the flats on the full-circle nozzle, that fit the open-end-wrench half of the Buckner head wrench.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:47 PM
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I got a Buckner wrench, and it won't fit the Moody nozzle. Note the flats on the full-circle nozzle, that fit the open-end-wrench half of the Buckner head wrench.
by golly i think you may be correct good eye!
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