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Anyone use hydro rain blue lock

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by thelawnkid, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. thelawnkid

    thelawnkid LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    I have seen it in magazines and what not and looks like it could be real nice to work with. All I have used in the past was pvc and poly pipe. I was just curious if it was in the same price range as everything else and if it is as easy to work with as it looks.
     
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    We received some of their swing pipe and swing fittings free a few years ago. I haven't used it on a customers home. But I did let one of my techs take it and use it on a system he put in for his parents. He liked it, and has had no problems. I did see it at DBC (local supplier) the other day, with fittings for 3/4" poly.
     
  3. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    I'll take a glue-joint over a push-on (or even threaded) joint anyday.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,598

    My buddy Russ has been using them for a couple of years, likes them a lot, I'm indifferent. One drawback is you have to use their swing pipe, but for people with weak wrists working in the winter, they seem to be fine.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,598

    My buddy Russ has been using them for a couple of years, likes them a lot, I'm indifferent. One drawback is you have to use their swing pipe, but for people with
    weak wrists working in the winter, they seem to be fine.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,598

    Oops.........
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Way to pad the stats, cactus boy! :rolleyes:
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,598

    Thought I could slip one through, should have known better. :hammerhead:
     
  9. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,690

    We use them here, just the 1/2' swing pipe and fittings. Works great, no problems so far. It does save the wrists a little. A tad more pricey, but made up in labor.

    They do have 3/4 and 1" out now, saw them last year at a show. Saw pics of manifolds in the stuff, I wouldnt go there.
     
  10. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    Worked on a system last week that was manifolded with 1" PVC hose - the stuff pool guys use:hammerhead:
     

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