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Old 09-09-2011, 03:30 PM
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how do your costs compare between new valves and new valve-in-head irrigation heads?
Interesting thought, I might check into this. It would not save any labor though if I removed the old valve. I could leave the old valve in and leave in the manually on mode. There would be a little extra restriction but maybe not enough to matter.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:37 PM
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How many service calls per month do the Buckner valves create?
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:09 PM
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How many service calls per month do the Buckner valves create?
I've been working on this course for about the last 2 months a few hours at a time trying to get everything working. Fixed a variety of things; breaks, heads, wiring,controller and valves. Can't really say how many valves fixes per month will show up until I get everything going and work on it long term. Ex superintendent says he spent the majority of his time working on the system and I can believe him. Fix one thing and 2 others show up. Constant battle, perhaps the nature of the beast on a golf course.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:12 PM
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If you are getting T&M then no worries
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:44 PM
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I've been working on this course for about the last 2 months a few hours at a time trying to get everything working. Fixed a variety of things; breaks, heads, wiring,controller and valves. Can't really say how many valves fixes per month will show up until I get everything going and work on it long term. Ex superintendent says he spent the majority of his time working on the system and I can believe him. Fix one thing and 2 others show up. Constant battle, perhaps the nature of the beast on a golf course.
Not the nature of the beast, those are old time valves and what seems like a low-ball, aged, install, where everything should have been replaced years ago.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:38 PM
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We need to see a photo of one of these valves, and maybe a photo of a new one, taken apart.
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Can you install a self cleaning screen on the intake?
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:07 PM
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Can you install a self cleaning screen on the intake?
Very cool, do you have to find rodents in your area to turn the screen?
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:17 PM
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I think they disguise it as a log-rolling ride, and charge admission.
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:37 PM
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I've only installed one of 'em and they are pretty cool.
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