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Old 06-13-2013, 06:34 PM
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The subs ( ex-ex owners of my biz) are suggesting Ford curb stops; not a bad idea, either.
Since they now have ball valve curb stops, you'd have to get more precise and use something older in design, because even a Ford ball valve will require winterizing in sprinkler applications.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:36 PM
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The subs ( ex-ex owners of my biz)
what does this mean? Did you hold the note and they defaulted?
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:15 PM
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what does this mean? Did you hold the note and they defaulted?
No, I sold the biz and they paid it off, then they sold the company again. My last system I was retained to manage, and I get to deal with the no-show subs again.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:14 PM
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Since they now have ball valve curb stops, you'd have to get more precise and use something older in design, because even a Ford ball valve will require winterizing in sprinkler applications.
I only spec curb stops on iso valves that are deep, subject to ground water or you cant see them. Never understood why people put ball valves in the same box as the backflow. Saw one once where the installer put a gate valve before and after the backflow or the plastic globe valves
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:32 PM
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I think the real kicker is the rain sensor on the end of the conduit.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:46 PM
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Dug this up the other day.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:30 PM
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Dug this up the other day.
I see this a lot from a guy that does a lot of work in my area. He prob does more installs than I do, I'm guessing he is way cheaper than me since he doesn't believe or probably understand the head-to-head principle. Apparently he's never heard of swing pipe but I guess he keeps the fitting store in business.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:36 PM
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If those were all threaded fittings I could understand it, but glued?? come on!
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:34 AM
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If those were all threaded fittings I could understand it, but glued?? come on!
And not even properly glued, look at the joint he glued on the outside. Whats that whole arrangement supposed to be? A DWV p-trap?
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:19 AM
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And not even properly glued, look at the joint he glued on the outside. Whats that whole arrangement supposed to be? A DWV p-trap?
Early prototype of a low head drain check.

The extra plumbing was for pushing water.......up.....hill...
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