A weird way to find a Safe-T-Lawn

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Had a leak in a valve box. HR-1.5 on a copper system. So you know the valve has been replaced at least once. Dig it up and buried next to the valve was an 1.5" Safe T Lawn valve. So our valve was the fourth valve in this spot. A three way solenoid valve to a Safe-T-Lawn to a Hydro Rain to a Rainbird.

    Henry did the repair and I took two pics for the pipe angle biatchers.

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  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good repair, Henry has improved on the glue slopping since the Fimco debacle. Compression fitting for going back to the copper?
     
  3. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    never seen that plug deal on the lateral line side. enlighten me peter!
     
  4. We call them Flo-Locks. L. Bean got me using them. They work great and I haven't had one fail me yet. They are compression but have a metal collar that bites into the copper to keep them from sliding.
     
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Are they just for RB dv?
     
  6. Okay I see what you are talking about. That is an angle valve. We entered through the bottom and I moved the cap to side entry. Original valve was an old three way that came up through the bottom.

    Also that is a 1.5" RB PGA valve not a DV.
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    ohhh, duh, sorry for the silly question. that looks familiar, never used them, but seen them. I thought that was a nifty device to protect lateral side while installed. (gizmo like that wouldnt be a bad idea):)

    ...goes to patent office...

    peter, you're up earlier.

    i have to go unload a 26' UHAUL full of furniture this morning:(
     
  8. Wet_Boots

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    In earlier times, your furniture would be beanbag chairs, waterbeds, and shelving formed from cinderblocks and planks. Plus milk crates. ;)
     
  9. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    nope, never had that type of furniture. had a fully furnished 2900 sq ft house when i was a sophmore in college.

    i guess i tend to have a different attitude than most college guys.
     
  10. Dirty Water

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    Plus texas land is dirt cheap.
     

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