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Old 09-12-2010, 11:13 AM
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I expect the gasket material might wear out sooner in brighter sunlight. It would be systems of Toro 570s that would cease to function because of flow-by. Homeowners would have a hard time believing a recommendation to replace all the heads.

I never saw any Hydro-Rain spray bodies. What nozzle threads did they use?
Don't forget the safe-t-lawn stream spray nozzles.... I used to use them on ground cover slopes. Their main drawbacks were the thin gaskets and the nylon adjustment screws.

I can't recall Hydro-Rain pop-ups either...
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:20 AM
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They had stainless steel adjusting screws when they first came on the market, but they saved some bucks by switching to plastic. I wonder if there was some patent squabbling when their "non-clogging adjustment screw" idea was sort of turned on its head, by way of the special screen-plus-seat used by Rainbird, with its V-shaped geometry.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:42 PM
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Don't forget the safe-t-lawn stream spray nozzles.... I used to use them on ground cover slopes. Their main drawbacks were the thin gaskets and the nylon adjustment screws.

I can't recall Hydro-Rain pop-ups either...
Couldn't find a pic. I'll see if I can get Henry to take a pic next time he crosses paths with one. Used champion nozzles and had both a 3/4" and 1/2" inlet on the bottom.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:44 PM
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Strange how the markets are: I've never even heard of that brand.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:01 PM
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Spotty distribution, maybe. Always a small brand. I don't know if they ever designed a zone valve or a controller.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:05 PM
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Hydro-Rain had a controller. Not a bad one either. I think EBAY has a hardie version of it.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:08 PM
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Where was Hydro-Rain manufactured?
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:18 PM
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I visited a Hardie facility in Laguna Niguel - dunno if it was Hydro-Rain before the acquisition. I remember a solid-state controller they were assembling there.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:22 PM
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Robert Hardie sure did a lot of cool things for the irrigation industry, to this day.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:27 PM
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But he kind of screwed the pooch on the Richdel valves for awhile.
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