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Old 07-21-2011, 04:13 PM
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He installed all rain bird stuff. I assume they make purge caps? I'm probably going to redo the emitters. He basically put foot-tall sprays on the front of the beds...not very good for appearance sake. I was thinking of switching to drip emmitters, or at least something thats a bit more discrete
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:17 PM
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Netafim has the caps with the inner diaphragm, so that the water can momentarily surge from the pipe end.
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:22 PM
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He basically put foot-tall sprays on the front of the beds...not very good for appearance sake. I was thinking of switching to drip emmitters, or at least something thats a bit more discrete
Sounds like micro-sprays. They might not be eye appealing but for beds that get reworked and changed alot they are nice because you can move them around easily.
I've seen plain wirenuts in valve boxes that have lasted 20+ years. I'm not saying it's right and I know they will eventually fail.
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:45 PM
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Plain wirenuts in deep dry valve boxes will outlast the solenoids
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Old 07-21-2011, 04:49 PM
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I dont use filters unless I know the water is gross. Wirenuts and greese packs for me.
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Old 07-21-2011, 05:01 PM
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With Netafim, properly installed, filters are no big deal since they have a flushing capability.I'm using Netafim with two cistern systems that have only the flush ends:workum fine.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:18 PM
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Plain wirenuts in deep dry valve boxes will outlast the solenoids
These are not deep dry valve boxes, almost all are full of water during the spring.
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:32 PM
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Constant damp would undoubtedly speed corrosion, but I know from the decades-old deep boxes I encountered, with plain wire nuts, or even taped connections, it didn't seem to be an issue with connections not touching soil. With today's half-height boxes, a connection figures to be in contact with the soil, so I can understand waterproofing them.

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Old 07-21-2011, 06:48 PM
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Some of these so called "waterproof wirenuts" are not so waterproof.
I've undone some King nuts that clearly have corrosion caused by water.
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Old 07-21-2011, 07:10 PM
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Some of these so called "waterproof wirenuts" are not so waterproof.
I've undone some King nuts that clearly have corrosion caused by water.
Ditto...Kings are just a notch above dry. Not a bad idea to give it a couple of rolls of electrical tape at the bottom.
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