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Old 08-10-2008, 12:07 PM
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Toro TPVs?

Are these available yet? Looked them up after getting a flier in the mail. Nice features, lots of options.

Have they gotten it right this time?

Bad experiences here with Toro valves in past, and so I haven't installed one for 10 years.

These look good though. And from Ewing's website, the prices aren't bad either.... though they aren't "clickable" yet.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:36 PM
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Toilet Paper Valve? ~ truly an idea whose time has come.
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:37 PM
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same valve as a irritrol 2500...Toro will be discontinuing the 250 in the near future...

http://www.toro.com/irrigation/res/v...tpv/index.html
http://www.irritrol.com/valves/2500.html
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:42 PM
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No more 250? Hmmmm, does that mean the end of their hydraulic valves?
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:26 PM
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More like a variation a theme I think. The external views of the bodies look different, the bonnet looks similar.

The TPV has something that looked like a little propeller beneath the diaphragm in the cutaway view I saw. Maybe it does this:

Patented DBS Technology™ (Debris Bypass System) assures valve reliability in demanding water conditions without internal filters...

http://www.toro.com/irrigation/res/d...es/065-307.pdf
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Old 08-10-2008, 01:44 PM
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Still a 4-letter word, but they do have some pretty pics in their literature.
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:06 PM
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I have been a believer in the TORO is a 4 letter word philosophy most of my career, BUT I always rebuild 250's and LOVE stream rotors. Now that I have a full TORO golf system, I am in a love what you have situation, but.........

Other than complaining, I've never heard a slang term for that short four letter word. Now, others come readily to tung.

RainTurd & Weather Tragic make the top of the list.

Nothing to actually contribute, but...........
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:12 PM
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:13 PM
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[QUOTE=bicmudpuppy;2459937Nothing to actually contribute,but...........[/QUOTE]

Well spoken, regardless.
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:40 PM
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I used to rebuild the 252 series on a good size landscape maintenance job we had from about '85 to '93 when management changed and they decided to hire a full time gardener and have their on site handyman deal with the irrigation....

It was for a Catholic religious order, and this site was were they used to train new members entering the order, but since their numbers were dwindling, they decided to cut back...


Anyway, while we were there I rebuilt at least ten 1, 1.5 and 2 inch 252 series valves. Seems like each time I did there was a diifferent style diaphragm.. including one that looked like a baby bottle nipple, and a white one...

I hated the manual bleeds that always seemed to leak a little, and lost a couple of solenoid mounting screws.

After rebuilding a couple of the valves twice over the few years we were there, and then encountering a couple of the big ones with cracked valve seats, I adopted a policy of replacing them with Hardie Century series valves.
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