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Old 05-25-2014, 10:41 AM
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R50 drive mechanisms may never fail on clean water. Heads may fail to retract at some point.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:21 AM
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Hey Guys, I jumped on here to find out what is going on with DVs that I put in a couple years ago and they are failing. I am no longer working in the field...I spend my time at a desk. Regardless I have several customers that became friends and asked if I could look at their valves. They are around 3 years old and more then 50% have O-ring failure. I think this is more then planned obsolescence.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:08 PM
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Probably one of the reasons the new solenoid on the new valve model has a smaller thread diameter, akin to the less troublesome Hunter solenoid.
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:34 PM
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I came across 1 today. 3 yr old system.
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:08 PM
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I think that's all I installed for a time... Rain bird 100-DV. Such a nice compact valve... sigh.

Oh well, people will be calling for replacements, and I'll just have to play ignorant.
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:12 PM
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Why did you abandon us Argos? For a desk job to boot.
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Old 06-04-2014, 09:00 PM
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Hey Guys, I jumped on here to find out what is going on with DVs that I put in a couple years ago and they are failing. I am no longer working in the field...I spend my time at a desk. Regardless I have several customers that became friends and asked if I could look at their valves. They are around 3 years old and more then 50% have O-ring failure. I think this is more then planned obsolescence.
And you are?


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Old 06-04-2014, 09:55 PM
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Prolly some home owner DIY guy.

Miss you long time Michael. Hope alls well. How's August doing?
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:07 PM
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Miss you long time Michael. Hope alls well. How's August doing?
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I suppose I am a DIY guy. It's actually kind of nice. I go home and work around the house now. I really like the job and things are good. Still in the biz, just a different gig. I miss lurking around here. It was fun, but now I work on a computer and fun on the computer is not fun anymore.

August serving in Germany right now. He is working on a Stryker.

How's the eye.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:22 PM
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We had issues with these valves back in early 2009 to mid 2009. The Rain Bird rep came in and explained to us it was a fault with the O-rings on the manufacturing side. He gave us a whole pallet worth of Rainbird valves at a reduced price if I returned the 2400 valves. Did you check the date code on the valves?
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