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Old 07-07-2012, 09:28 AM
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Ditto

1800 series was the most consistent head I installed. Only head I liked better was the old 4.5" Hydrorain that took the champion nozzle.
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:40 AM
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Crummy install and lack of maintance is all I can figure. I've never added them up, but I'd bet I've installed a thousand 1800 heads with no problems other than a easy change wiperseal. I am not a REP, but I do support products that give the client the bang for their buck.
Times change old timer, RB has value engineered these to sell at the big box stores.

Pro-spray is a very nice unit.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:57 AM
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Crummy install and lack of maintance is all I can figure. I've never added them up, but I'd bet I've installed a thousand 1800 heads with no problems other than a easy change wiperseal. I am not a REP, but I do support products that give the client the bang for their buck.
one can sure appreciate that. i feel the hunter does the same for not much more really. but, dif soils and climates do dif things to heads, so it could have as much to do as that. around here, it aint the wiper seal that wears out soley, or whatnot. often, rocks protrude the outer casing as well as screw up the wiper seal.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:04 PM
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The only problem besides age and sun that affected my 1800 seals were squirrels. For whatever reason they chewed the white ring. I guess to sharpen their teeth.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:25 PM
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The only problem besides age and sun that affected my 1800 seals were squirrels. For whatever reason they chewed the white ring. I guess to sharpen their teeth.
Like rats on drip, they learn they can get some water.
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:56 PM
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do the results of all-PVC drip, with discrete emitters, justify their use in the dry locales where poly drip gets chewed?
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:03 PM
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do the results of all-PVC drip, with discrete emitters, justify their use in the dry locales where poly drip gets chewed?
In my experiance in line drip is only chewed when not mulched or covered with soil. It is the box covers and flush valves and such that gets it. The discrete emitters located above gound are just as subject to chewing.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:09 PM
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well, "the book" says cover the emitter tubing with maybe half-a-foot of mulch (yeah, sure)
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:36 PM
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it happens eventually lol, with landscapers notoriously mulching over things that should be uncovered!
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