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Old 06-05-2006, 01:50 PM
WalkGood WalkGood is offline
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Any tools to keep rotary body from spinning while replacing guts?

Does anyone use any specific tools to keep a rotary head body from spinning while trying to remove the guts, and without having to dig around the body too much?

Sometimes I jam a hand trowel down and against the body, but I'm affraid of cracking the housing.

Any tips out there?
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:12 PM
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Large channel locks.....2 pairs...one to hold body one to spin guts....
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Old 06-05-2006, 02:23 PM
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Too much digging sometimes

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Large channel locks.....2 pairs...one to hold body one to spin guts....
Yeah I do that too, but sometimes the heads are kinda too low (not my install) and some digging must occur. We're trying to do 2 things: get it done quicker (less digging = faster) and have no digging (looks nicer to finicky customers).

Related rant: so many times I find the head not screwed on tight enough and they leak a bunch of water. Probably from unscrewing the body while trying to re-adjust the spray instead of unscrewing the guts and realigning.
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Old 06-05-2006, 04:42 PM
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Yeah I do that too, but sometimes the heads are kinda too low (not my install) and some digging must occur. We're trying to do 2 things: get it done quicker (less digging = faster) and have no digging (looks nicer to finicky customers).
Kind of hard to unscrew the top of a sprinkler unless it's exposed at least a little below the threaded part. I've seen guys try and do it without digging and they're prone to get dirt/grass on the threads which leads to either too loose a fit or cross-threading accompanied by leakage. I dig up just below the cap and use special curved teeth Channel Locks; small pair for sprays, medium pair for medium rotors and large pair for field rotors.
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Old 06-05-2006, 06:57 PM
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On old Toro rotors, a regular screwdriver could be jammed against the body just so, and catch against one of the four projections molded into the body. Takes practice, and isn't a sure thing.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:46 PM
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Of course, if you used heads like these, you wouldn't ask those questions
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