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Old 12-10-2010, 07:14 PM
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found these today

was leaving a call today and saw these. have been in this area several times but never noticed them before. they are like this in every yard.
check out the one that has edging on the back so it doesn't spray the house!
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:55 PM
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You don't even have to bend over to service those. You could even dress it up for the season with a santa suit. Maybe he got tired of the lawnguy running over the flush heads.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:41 PM
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that is some redneck hillbilly shixxle right there. pathetic and very sightly
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:17 PM
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I like the plastic ball valve to turn it off in case the orbit valve fails.
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:40 AM
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Around here it was extremely common to find sprinkler systems with above ground impact heads on galvanized risers. A concrete "elephant turd" with a hole in it was at the base. Black poly pipe was clamped on the galvanized riser. They would put gate valves on each sprinkler head as a control. The two-headed sprinkler is something I have never seen though. A splash protector was common near homes with the weirdest being made of a garbage can lid. I never understood the need for a splash protector.
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:22 AM
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I have seen many old systems with galvanized pipes and brass/zinc impacts or flush champion heads that use that Christmas tree type setup. Affective but rather wasteful and unsightly. I have always told myself that one day I'm going to install a system using galvanized pipe, brass valve and champion or buckner heads.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:34 AM
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I have seen many old systems with galvanized pipes and brass/zinc impacts or flush champion heads that use that Christmas tree type setup. Affective but rather wasteful and unsightly. I have always told myself that one day I'm going to install a system using galvanized pipe, brass valve and champion or buckner heads.
Those are the best systems in my opinion, but in today's world all but impossible. The new galvanized pipe is all Chinese in origin and unsuitable. I doubt that any domestic sprinkler manufacturers still produce brass products either.
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:54 PM
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Those are the best systems in my opinion, but in today's world all but impossible. The new galvanized pipe is all Chinese in origin and unsuitable. I doubt that any domestic sprinkler manufacturers still produce brass products either.
don't say that too loud
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:12 PM
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don't say that too loud
Must not get much irrigation news in Florida. :::bites my W*M brass nozzle to make sure it's the real McCoy::::::
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:28 PM
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The new lawn irrigation systems.
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