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Old 10-08-2012, 07:18 PM
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Another nasty one. 3 cracked toro valves. Took all day for my tech to fix and just under a grand.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:00 AM
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looks like the installer didnt know the definition of "straight" with that one...

Did they crack because of the stress from the odd-angled pipe?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:35 AM
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48 sprays with mp rotators in one day. pic before we toned them down a bit.

Can people not take the time to get the grading right. Chaps my hide every time I see that crap.


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Old 10-09-2012, 09:03 AM
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Can people not take the time to get the grading right. Chaps my hide every time I see that crap.


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How so?
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:05 AM
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looks like the installer didnt know the definition of "straight" with that one...

Did they crack because of the stress from the odd-angled pipe?
I guess so. You would think the male adaptor would crack first instead of 1/2" thick valve body
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:39 AM
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:58 PM
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wtf? another interesting one.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:50 PM
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Can people not take the time to get the grading right. Chaps my hide every time I see that crap.


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Looks pretty smooth to me! We actually graded it with a harley rake, then hand raked it. After the sod roots in, we go back and roll it with a 1 ton ride on roller. Smooth as a fairway on a golf course when we are done.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:09 PM
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Speaking of WTF?, the only ~nasty~ pic on this thread is the pic of the wiring job on the LX.

I see controller wiring like that all the time and it's usually indicative of what is hidden from sight.

Look at wiring work that Leary, Argos, John Malt, SoCal or GM etc. sell if you want to run with the big dogs.

Their work is top shelf and a visual representation of what a person should expect to encounter throughout the rest of the system.

What amazes me is that with the exception of peds, controllers can be wired in comfort at the shop or office and installed in minutes at the job site. Just my opinion.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:10 PM
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Speaking of WTF?, the only ~nasty~ pic on this thread is the pic of the wiring job on the LX.

I see controller wiring like that all the time and it's usually indicative of what is hidden from sight.

Look at wiring work that Leary, Argos, John Malt, SoCal or GM etc. sell if you want to run with the big dogs.

Their work is top shelf and a visual representation of what a person should expect to encounter throughout the rest of the system.

What amazes me is that with the exception of peds, controllers can be wired in comfort at the shop or office and installed in minutes at the job site. Just my opinion.
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Each wire has the zone location and number on it. And they actually run in a clockwise rotation around the premises in order. Could be a little neater, but i am usually more concerned about things that actually matter out in the field.
All wire junctions are in 10" valve boxes and connections are dbys. Wires are through multiple sleeves with no splices with the exception of a couple longer runs.

Explain how you are going to wire this in an office and then hang it on a wall in a few minutes.
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