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Old 07-21-2011, 09:20 PM
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yo boots...... to much information......next you'll tell us about toro controllers..........
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:24 PM
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yo boots...... to much information......next you'll tell us about toro controllers..........
if you'd had one of these snowcones, you'd recall it down through the succeeding years - Wikipedia calls it "scale ice" - as made by special machines.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:31 PM
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yo boots...... to much information......next you'll tell us about toro controllers..........
A hydraulic Toro Custom with 602 heads was top of the line when I started the biz. Rainbird had next to nothing for the residential market.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:34 PM
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Come on now, used to it? You saw it said Record Warmest, right? It's felt like August here since late May and I can tell you surviving an August outdoors in Tx is no small feat. This has been the most brutal summer I can recall, not only record heat but literally NO rain. We're 16" behind for the year right now, and that's after being 6" ahead at the end of Jan. Finally some scattered storms this week but what we've gotten has been like 1/4" in some areas, at most. A normal July is about 3" and so far we've officially gotten .14" this month. It's freakin' insane and I, for one, am NOT used to it. :dizzy
but i thought it's a "dry heat".
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:36 PM
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A hydraulic Toro Custom with 602 heads was top of the line when I started the biz. Rainbird had next to nothing for the residential market.
What about the fabulous RB "Pop-Away" brass impact?

Scale ice - it isn't just for flakes anymore....

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Old 07-21-2011, 09:48 PM
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What about the fabulous RB "Pop-Away" brass impact?
I think they had the 15111A but it needed more pressure than most residentials could provide. The clock they had at the time would take up a whole wall in the garage.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:15 PM
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I think they had the 15111A but it needed more pressure than most residentials could provide. The clock they had at the time would take up a whole wall in the garage.
Popup impacts and pressure was a real problem. I remember systems of Buckner popup impacts that needed one head pulled up and seated before the zone would come to life. Rainbird had a special retrofit valve for that occasion. It would stay closed until the pressure hit about 40 psi, and then it would open wide, with a low pressure loss, so the last impact would pop up and spray like it was all brand new.

Of course, instead of installing any specialty valve, one could alway try to rework a zone and make one of the impacts into a riser mount. (cheep cheep)
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:22 PM
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DQ parking lot was OUR hang out. I had the best tan, girl and the hottest car. A 1971 El Camino SS 454.
Still have the El Camino? If you don't I bet you wish you did.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:34 PM
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Yep, I remember zones of old toro 570's that leaked like crazy around the seal before they sealed. Pull one up and the zone comes to life. Replace one or two and all is fine.
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:44 PM
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Still have the El Camino? If you don't I bet you wish you did.
It makes me sick to think about it. I saw one go for 75,000 on Barrett-Jackson.
Mine was all original.... factory air, am/fm, muncie rockcrusher.
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