Anyone seen a Fimco Hydro-indexing valve?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by justgeorge, May 28, 2006.

  1. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
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    The only one I ever saw was at my parents house in S Fla back in the early eighties. They bought a house that was about eight years old and the irrigation system was already installed. As I remember, it didn't cause any problems.
     
  2. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    About the same mess as a manifold set-up. Think about all that piping coming out of Boot's infamous manifold box.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Out of sight, out of mind. :p
     
  4. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good point. There's something to be said about keeping everything tight and close so the install goes quicker. :)

    Maybe for the installer but what about the poor schmuck that has to followup with maintenance repairs? :laugh:
     
  5. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Being somewhat of a smart-azz - If the repair guy is going to do repairs, he better put on his 'big boy pants' and deal with it. I have learned over the years that what I uncover when doing repairs is a marvelous wonder. And they are billed at T&M.
     
  6. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    I imagine that sometime in the future that someone will dig up one of my repair jobs and go, "WTF?" :laugh:
     
  7. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    My favorites are when I dig up a break, and find a slipfix within 6" of the next break. Gotta love being able to reuse it and save a few bucks.

    Its happened several times to me too.
     
  8. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Been there, done that. A couple of couplings or a coupling and a bell end and you're back in business real quick. :drinkup:
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    For poly, some of the fun repairs are when stub ends of pipe are buried with the system piping. I remember one really difficult repair, which would have gone more easily if a line of white pines hadn't been planted atop the mainline, where I was just able to get in amongst the roots to bridge around some choked off pipe, only to learn that I'd connected to a discarded stub of tubing on top of the real pipe.

    This is about when you repeat your mantra of "time and material"
     

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