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Old 01-15-2013, 02:29 AM
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I got a call to fix a system where 5 zones are stuck on a football field. All valves buried with one sprinkler per zone. I chopped through wires trying to find the valves, and snapped the PVC mainline at a tee trying to unscrew a valve. They used copper for swing arms with no elbows which have kinked over time from 35 years of machinery driving over them. Nightmare really. I have given them a price to start again. Only half the field is actually getting watered due to the poor layout (which may have been ok originally)
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:10 AM
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what brand of impact head?
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:29 PM
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what brand of impact head?
Rainspray which were an Aussie company. I had never heard of them until this job. The brass valves are the same brand.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:34 PM
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that is terrible. would hate that job
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:01 AM
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Just went through a local fast food drive thru, and on my way out, I noticed several of what appeared to be Orbit pop up spray heads and for nozzles they had plastic impact heads screwed into them.

I'll try and remember to get a picture next time I go through there.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:03 AM
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Lucky I decided to hand dig this seeing there was no trace wire for the gas line.

No idea what the go was with the controller either!
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:17 AM
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Lucky I decided to hand dig this seeing there was no trace wire for the gas line.

No idea what the go was with the controller either!
There is nothing wrong with the controller you are just in austrailia, everything is upside down
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:08 PM
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Why no trace wire?
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:21 PM
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Why no trace wire?
It happens a lot more than you would think.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:21 PM
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Ahahahah . They must have just been drunk when they installed the controller


And the gas line! That's some scare S.

It happens often when a private gas line is installed to another building on the property.
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