Register free!


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #11  
Old 08-22-2013, 04:48 PM
ArTurf ArTurf is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ark
Posts: 2,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by weed wacker 2 View Post
I can't a find a valve on the whole property. I did shut the meter off and the water drained out of the line within 15 min with the head off. Could I put SAMs on the lower heads or would I be better off putting heads with ck valves in them
You may have misunderstood me, when I said turn everything off I meant to leave the meter on but nothing else on meaning different stations or if the system is on the same meter with the house make sure nothing in the house is running.

Also, what everyone else said applies.
  #12  
Old 08-22-2013, 06:07 PM
Mike Leary's Avatar
Mike Leary Mike Leary is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cactus Hug, Arizona
Posts: 20,567
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiril View Post
Yo dad, you still got it. Just use checks in all your heads.
I was talkin' a cold call Sonny, I have not used a head without a LDC in years. Hunter does make a "lipstick" LDC that's good for 15 feet, but the friction loss has to be looked at closely.
  #13  
Old 08-22-2013, 06:24 PM
irritation's Avatar
irritation irritation is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,625
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Leary View Post
I have not used a head without a LDC in years.
LDC = ? Low drain check? Never heard of anyone calling them that.

I personally only use them when necessary, they can be a PIA sometimes.
  #14  
Old 08-22-2013, 06:54 PM
Mike Leary's Avatar
Mike Leary Mike Leary is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cactus Hug, Arizona
Posts: 20,567
Quote:
Originally Posted by irritation View Post
LDC = ? Low drain check? Never heard of anyone calling them that.

I personally only use them when necessary, they can be a PIA sometimes.
In the flats, there is prolly little reason for LDCs, out here, it's LDC City.
  #15  
Old 08-22-2013, 06:59 PM
irritation's Avatar
irritation irritation is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,625
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Leary View Post
In the flats, there is prolly little reason for LDCs, out here, it's LDC City.
prolly more like LSD City.
  #16  
Old 08-22-2013, 07:30 PM
ArTurf ArTurf is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Ark
Posts: 2,193
On new installs I always use check heads. Even properties that appear flat usually have some elevation change which leads to soggy spots on the low end. My Ewing dealer tells me I'm the rare exception and he has to special order SAMS for me. I take it as a complement.
  #17  
Old 08-22-2013, 07:44 PM
Stillwater Stillwater is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: The United States
Posts: 4,250
I thought LDC was lesbian birth control or something just sayin....
  #18  
Old 08-22-2013, 08:32 PM
Weekend cut easymoney Weekend cut easymoney is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas-The Hilly part
Posts: 3,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArTurf View Post
On new installs I always use check heads. Even properties that appear flat usually have some elevation change which leads to soggy spots on the low end. My Ewing dealer tells me I'm the rare exception and he has to special order SAMS for me. I take it as a complement.
Askem to order you a large bag of the drain check valves...put them in your prosprays..save a buck or so each
  #19  
Old 08-22-2013, 08:41 PM
irritation's Avatar
irritation irritation is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 2,625
Actually LDC heads have stronger retraction springs than standard heads. Installing a LDC in a standard head may not work as well.
  #20  
Old 08-22-2013, 08:50 PM
1idejim's Avatar
1idejim 1idejim is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: State of Jefferson
Posts: 6,994
Quote:
Originally Posted by bcg View Post
If it stopped when you turned off the meter and it's going on 24x7 when the meter is on, you have a weeping diaphragm. Find the valve and rebuild it, a SAM will just move the problem to the next lowest head.
Treat the disease not the symptoms, i agree.

You don't doctor a snake bite just by killin the snake.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 PM.

Page generated in 0.07596 seconds with 7 queries