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Old 05-14-2014, 09:32 AM
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Irrigation specialists

if this has already been posted somewhere on the site, i apologize in advance...

just wondering how many people are doing irrigation services only??

i had to move away from the maintenance end of things and decided to just stick to sprinkler service. i was doing it anyway for many years so experience isn`t an issue just my age {as i really don`t want to fall out in someone`s yard while trimming their hedges}. and as always here in florida, people never water their lawn enough. they always tell me, "well it rained the other day..."
well to give you an example, y`all heard about the massive flooding that we had here in pensacola about 2 weeks ago? 26 inches of rain in 2 days, but guess what? 4 days after that lawns were already turning brown due to lack of water...
so the way i see it, it`s a great opportunity to make that money, i work by myself, parts are very cheap, and i have practically no overhead

here`s just a few pics of the last job: {it was a change out job from manual valves to automatic}





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Old 05-14-2014, 10:28 AM
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Isn't that an indoor controller ?
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:36 AM
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Heh-heh. Welcome to Piker-ville.
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:32 AM
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Would someone mind showing me via a edited drawing of the valve assembly how you would go about changing out those valves if they fail
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:39 AM
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Would someone mind showing me via a edited drawing of the valve assembly how you would go about changing out those valves if they fail
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Wouldn't one just unscrew the top from the bottom part and replace diaphragm?
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:42 AM
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Yes it is an indoor controller. I give it about 4 or 5 rain storms before enough water collects in it and it fails...
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:47 PM
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Wouldn't one just unscrew the top from the bottom part and replace diaphragm?
That would be if the diaghram rotted or got debris in it. I mean if it freezes, has root intrusion, or something like that where the whole valve needs to be replaced
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:15 PM
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Yes it is an indoor controller. I give it about 4 or 5 rain storms before enough water collects in it and it fails...
You guys are mean. I will give him benefit of the doubt that it is in a covered car port.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:35 PM
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Wouldn't one just unscrew the top from the bottom part and replace diaphragm?
yeah in this tight space that may well be the best idea, but as you can see it was tricky enough to replace those manuals with these. you did watch that rainbird video on how the bleeder screw is your best friend, right?
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Old 05-15-2014, 07:27 AM
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Would someone mind showing me via a edited drawing of the valve assembly how you would go about changing out those valves if they fail
Pretty easy valve replacement there. Seen far worse.
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