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Old 10-16-2007, 01:33 PM
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Planter repair finally finished...

Finally had the chance to catch up on some repairs that have been lingering for awhile. A few pics... and No we didn't wrap the galvanized. After all... we're unskilled sprinkler maintenance guys. We figure we'll both be long gone before it rusts out and then plumbers can redo it.
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:04 PM
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Who makes those enclosures?
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:10 PM
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I noticed that's a Hunter Pro ASV. I like the flow characteristics, the solenoid, the captured bonnet crews, etc.

What I've had trouble with is that the sockets appear to have less taper than others. In other words, PVC male adapters screw in until they bottom out, even with 5 or 6 wraps of Christy 3/4 Teflon tape.

I've had to go back and reinstall a couple of valves on three different jobs this past week.

I just noticed you're using galvanized risers.... do they bottom out too?
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:12 PM
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Where do the valve wires go? No conduit thru the pad?
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:23 PM
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Where do the valve wires go? No conduit thru the pad?
I bet it ends up being a Hunter battery timer. Since i'm dinky pipe man what is that behind the valve? Some kinda QC?
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:33 PM
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I bet it ends up being a Hunter battery timer. Since i'm dinky pipe man what is that behind the valve? Some kinda QC?
No clue..hate to see dissimilar metals tho. Hope Jon doesn't get the red line
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:06 PM
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No clue..hate to see dissimilar metals tho. Hope Jon doesn't get the red line
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Brass and galvanized should not be an issue.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:33 PM
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Brass and galvanized should not be an issue.
Bulls..t Diaelectric couplings were not made for nothing.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:05 PM
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I noticed that's a Hunter Pro ASV. I like the flow characteristics, the solenoid, the captured bonnet crews, etc.

What I've had trouble with is that the sockets appear to have less taper than others. In other words, PVC male adapters screw in until they bottom out, even with 5 or 6 wraps of Christy 3/4 Teflon tape.

I've had to go back and reinstall a couple of valves on three different jobs this past week.

I just noticed you're using galvanized risers.... do they bottom out too?
How are you doing your valves installs, PVC male adapter, toe nipple?

I got sick of tired and didn't like that Hunter said to use Spears fittings, so I now use slip versions that solved my problems. The only worry that I have is the use of too much solvent(even then, no biggie, just pop the bonnet off and clean). So far, no problems. As far as local supplier, the only reliable source has been J.D.L. Can get them through Horizon, but need to special order and Ewing, not sure about them.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:07 PM
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I bet it ends up being a Hunter battery timer. Since i'm dinky pipe man what is that behind the valve? Some kinda QC?
Maybe a water hammer arrestor?
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