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Old 03-08-2013, 12:03 PM
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Does any know if Nozzle "Blanks"/"caps" exist?

Leary sent me a suggestion some time ago about a product called a xeri-cap.

But i cant tell if that replaced just the nozzle, or the riser, spring, and jar-top completely.

I'd like to find and keep on hand about 30 blank nozzles, that would cap off the stem on pop-up heads for instances when searching for leaks.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:07 PM
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I'd like to find and keep on hand about 30 blank nozzles, that would cap off the stem on pop-up heads for instances when searching for leaks.
The guts need to be pulled for the cap to work. We carried a bucket of them for installs, rather than use the crappy orange "flush caps".

Last edited by Mike Leary; 03-08-2013 at 12:14 PM. Reason: We also had Weather-Matic make us some blank brass nozzles.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:13 PM
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The guts need to be pulled for the cap to work. We carried a bucket of them for installs, rather than use the crappy orange "flush caps".
i know what you mean, any debris larger than the flush outlet, no good.

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do you have anything for capping nozzles, (ie. if you only need to stop flow on a zone for leak detection & were meaning to replace the original nozzle after diagnosis)

a nozzle cap?
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:54 PM
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i know what you mean, any debris larger than the flush outlet, no good.

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do you have anything for capping nozzles, (ie. if you only need to stop flow on a zone for leak detection & were meaning to replace the original nozzle after diagnosis)

a nozzle cap?
you could take some old nozzles and epoxy the openings shut from the inside.... that would keep the water from flowing through them.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:07 PM
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Assuming they were installed with the screen like they were supposed to be, I just screw the "flow control" on teh nozzle down and turn the flow off to look for leaks. It takes less time than it would to change every nozzle to a blank.

To answer your specific question, I looked for blank nozzles a few years ago and couldn't come up with anything.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:45 PM
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Rainbird still makes the xeri cap for 1800's its in the catalog with their drip stuff. Hunter makes a blank nozzle for PGP's, its on the Gray low angle tree.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:49 PM
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you could take some old nozzles and epoxy the openings shut from the inside.... that would keep the water from flowing through them.
I've done that, as well. That's the neat thing about the shut-offs that Hunter & RB offer for some of their rotors
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:48 PM
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VANs work for this purpose
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:15 PM
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if you install a hunter filter with a rainbird nozzle, no water will spray out of the nozzles.
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Leary sent me a suggestion some time ago about a product called a xeri-cap.

But i cant tell if that replaced just the nozzle, or the riser, spring, and jar-top completely.

I'd like to find and keep on hand about 30 blank nozzles, that would cap off the stem on pop-up heads for instances when searching for leaks.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:29 PM
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A squirt of silicone caulk will make an old rotor nozzle into a blank.
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