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Old 12-12-2011, 06:10 PM
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all-copper construction - it was a sales pitch that they would use "commercial" valves and fittings, showing off a brass valve and such. Since I never saw any fittings (except the male adapters) on their manifolds, I can only assume they made manifolds in large enough quantities that there was always something in stock for whatever number of zones an install had.
Is that the same company that made there own copper insert head tees that I posted a pic of last year?
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:28 PM
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Is that the same company that made there own copper insert head tees that I posted a pic of last year?
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if it was something in type M copper tubing you would slide the poly pipe over, then yup
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:09 PM
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There was a class act old-time company that we used to follow around; I always knew whenever we showed-up that it was them: lots of copper, brass, W*M/Imperial clocks.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:16 PM
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if it was something in type M copper tubing you would slide the poly pipe over, then yup
Is this it? http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=316048&page=5
all the way at the bottom.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:30 PM
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That's it, and how they lasted as long as they did, I will never know. They might be soldered instead of brazed, since they didn't see 24/7 pressure.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:45 PM
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We took one apart where the main & laterals were all copper. The lag was, with root growth, the lines got horribly trashed.The system was thirty years old and after we did the repairs, ( with swing pipe, more copper and pvc) the W*M valves and brass nozzles still functioned as advertised.
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Old 12-14-2011, 07:19 PM
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Boy, oh boy. I can't wait to upload these pics I took at a hotel. It's a first class Brickman hack job. I'll try to get them done tonight.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:49 PM
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The First is a result of having the irrigation design calling for all rotary heads because it was all supposed to be turf, then they added shrubs and needed to have water to everything. Instead of having shrub heads and adding zones for popups, they jerry-rigged this. It shows a PVC at ground level, mated to another PVC riser, which is then mated to a brass pipe, which is then mounted to the rotary head. The whole thing is held in place by a piece of rebar driven into the ground and wrapped with duct tape around the PVC pipe to prevent the torque of the water stream from rotating the pipe out of angle.

The second one is from a ground level head that they decided to reroute to a raised flowerbed and this is the result. Instead of drilling a hole through the concrete below soil level, they spliced this thing around the wall.

This is a Brickman job that I'm taking over in January.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:35 PM
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Probably installed by U.S. Irrigation Management & Consulting, LLC as a sub contractor for Brickman at the hugely discounted rate; like this one.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:03 PM
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