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Old 08-05-2010, 08:44 AM
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Hmmm... never heard of a "motorized head". What kind of horsepower do they have? Torque ratio?

Orbit heads are a, as you said, "cheeper made" product. Both in cost and quality. But that's not saying much with the current problems with the Hunter heads. Orbit products WILL work, and they FAIL faster than Hunter, Rainbird, Toro, Irritrol. (well maybe not Toro )
I would agree they fail sooner and most of the stuff is crap but has anyone else noticed that the ruber cap on the orbit pgp knock off does a much better job of keeping the crap out of the allen screw?
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:25 AM
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This just freaked me out. Orbit is marketing their stream rotor as a MP rotator. Provided it is their rotator. I know hunter makes the Voyager II for Orbit but I didn't know about their crappy stream nozzles. Check it out:

http://www.orbitirrigation.com/produ...lers/02/40/06/
Looks like a re-branded MP1000 to me.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:18 PM
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What does the lower half of the picture look like? Will it put you into orbit?
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:57 PM
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Looks from here like it is an MP Rotator
It's the same one as the Eco-Rotator sold in other (non-domestic) Hunter markets. Maybe Orbit bought the rights to it here.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:30 PM
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What does the lower half of the picture look like? Will it put you into orbit?
It will put you in jail...ask boots.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:34 PM
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So thats what boots is in for? ha, uncle pedophile.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:51 PM
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:43 PM
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Hello Gentlemen:

I have installed my 1st irrigation system at my home. everything went well.

I used all orbit products, but cant seem to get the rain/freeze sensor to work properly.

I havent installed it on the house yet, It's wired up and I was testing it. I can pore water into the thing and the system will NOT turn off.
After I can push it down with my finger and the system will turn off.

Is this a product that doesn't work ?

and ideals ?


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First thing is Orbit is not the best. BUT, I remember reading here that the iternals are the same as Hunter PGP.

Why do you need a rain/freeze sensor in Houston? You are not going to freeze
(not the norm there) and I hope it is due to the high price of grey water in houston? The water sucks there.

But shound like you have a wiring issue or bad sensor issue. I know this forum is not the best on helping DIY / homeowner here.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:27 PM
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lol @ orbit.
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:21 AM
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Orbit is the most pathetic thing to happen to the irrigation manufacturing industry since king innovation auto drain valves.

BTW: Anyone remember Armstrong LTG of Los Angeles? They made dinky little spray heads that were a sort of olive green color. They were pretty common here in the 70's-80's.
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