Another compressor set-up

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Ground Master, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
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    Puts out around 30 to 35 cfm, works very well on the residential systems I do. Only 1 zone at a time though.

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  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Looks good, but it would slow me down too much. I've gotta have 2-3 zones at a time or I'm running behind.
     
  3. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Got a new compressor with new hose. Good for upto 6 residential zones at once, keeping it down to 3 or 4 depending on how many zones the system is. It was great to pull into a 13 zone and be on way within 12 minutes.

    I like the set up a lot, don't have to worry about a towable being behind you.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The one nice thing about a rig like that is that you can kind of get a good overview of the system in operation, one zone at a time, with an eye towards taking notes on any repair work needed next spring. And for the systems where the valve locations are unknown, it will get winterized one zone at a time anyway. What's the air hose size?
     
  5. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
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    120' of 3/4" goodyear hose
     
  6. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
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    another downside to those 2 stroke pumpers, they are LOUD. everyone knows you're there with them.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    A single-stage reciprocating pump with head unloaders is fairly quiet.
     
  8. BSME

    BSME LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
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    how often do you guys do the winterization by the valves? It is no doubt quicker/easier but most of the time the valves are either a pain to get to or are a pain to operate around here.
     
  9. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
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    90% of the time i use the timer, with a helper. i only use the valves if it's a smaller system and it's all manifolded close together. we can do as many as 20 a day, but usually around 17, due to scheduling on time appts.

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  10. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    You guys don't jumper the clock to run at least 2-3 zones at once?
     

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