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Old 08-12-2011, 04:43 PM
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Ah yes. Forgot about that one probably cuz it was for my sister and her husband wanted it that way to build a shed around it. Didn't make a dime on the system since it was a gift to her. Put the whole thing together with 2 pairs of pliers an a box cutter. An awesome micro spray system that would put any drip system to shame.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:12 PM
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HA HA HA ....Not to your liking Wet? Manifold is already at the lowest point of the yard.
When it's time to service the valves, you will regret cheapness/lazyness on valve boxes. Digging a foot deep isn't any hardship.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:14 PM
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I would have bedded the entire manifold in gravel, not support it with one block.
It is filled with stone Mike.I was using two pavers to help support the manifold while bringing in the poly from behind the fence for zones 5,6,& 7.I left 2" between 3/4" gravel and the bottom of the valves. If I take the pavers out,the manifold supports itself although I am leaving them there anyway.

You guys are a tough crowd.I was going to post my wiring of the valves,but,I be skeered.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:16 PM
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No you have one up on me for sure. I was in the biz for 30 years and never installed a manifold.
I assume you are joking.If not,how in the world did you manage that?
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:33 PM
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When it's time to service the valves, you will regret cheapness/lazyness on valve boxes. Digging a foot deep isn't any hardship.
Wet,When the time comes to service a valve,its a piece of cake.....no worries here.Even if a disaster happens,if I had to,I could pull the two valve boxes out of the ground quite easily while not making a mess.Everything would be wide open for me.Two things I am not is cheap nor lazy.That hole was every bit of 15" deep.I actually raised it because I wanted the valve boxes a certain height as they are in what will be part of a bed when I am done landscaping the fence area.

Why don't you come over for a sometime.

On a different note,I can't delete thes pics,can I?
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:54 PM
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If you are too cheap to buy a 12-inch-deep valve box, you are too cheap to buy a 12-inch-deep valve box. The universe will survive.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:22 PM
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You are right,I should have told you the truth....it was the extra money that I did not want to pay.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:14 AM
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I assume you are joking.If not,how in the world did you manage that?
Well apparently I did install one. Had to move to Colorado though where they are legal. Never installed a manifold in Texas. Has to repair many installed by foreigners and homeowners though.
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:14 AM
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You guys are a tough crowd.I was going to post my wiring of the valves,but,I be skeered.
Can't be any worse than this beauty.
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Last edited by Mike Leary; 08-13-2011 at 11:23 AM. Reason: note the creative use of poly for the wire sleeve.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:20 PM
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Can't be any worse than this beauty.
No,its a lot nicer than that. I can't believe people do work like that and actually get paid.
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