Because Capt Rotar things all I do is sit in an office. 56k = Get some coffee

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirty Water, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, that is all I do now. I was looking through my old pictures and thought I'd post them yet again, just because I like them.

    Replacing an old Brass valve (Champion I believe)

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    Starting to dig up box. Note the nice rocky soil we have here in WA. Also notice my favorite shovel in the world for service work.

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    Bad valve removed. It was originally on a 1" galvi nipple threaded into a 2.5" PVC tee. I spun that out and replaced it with a SCH 80 nipple. You can see the cut 2" lateral.

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    New valve plumbed in. I rotated it 90 degrees so it would fit. I believe I used 1.5" out of the valve instead of 2" because I was running short of 2" 90's on my truck.

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    All cleaned up. Weird fishbowl effect from the crappy camera.

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    Just a random picture of a 3/4" doublecheck installed in a basement that I did. We rarely tapped inside like this, but there was no other access.

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    This is how I tap Poly service lines. These are 200 PSI rated thick poly.

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    Same tap, brought up to a decent height and a ford ball valve installed. A doublecheck would go on after the ford valve.

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    Adding two new zones to a manual system. I reused the one existing manual valve an added two new ones. Bonus points for the creative piping in getting them all to be the same level in the valvebox.

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    Crappy manifold design, (s)Hit valves. Service call was to replace all the valves.

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    No more valves!

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    New Manifold with Rainbird DVF valves glued in place.

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    Pipe all reconnected.

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    Another Job, needed to add two zones. Existing manifold.

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    After adding two new valves.

    So see... at one point I did get muddy :p
     
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    ::falls Over::
     
  3. After adding two new valves.
    A FRIGGIN CROSS.
     
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mainline was going to be expanded that direction.

    See many cross failures?
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you've planed for the "cross" it's no big deal, it happens, we all know it....45 over it, leave some
    room for (please God, not me) getting a slip-fix or union in there in case of "water feature".
     
  6. Not many used here because our clay soil and BADAZZ oaks will crack them everytime. When I do see one I cuss the bstrd that put it in. Especially when they butt valves up to it.
     
  7. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I only butt valves close together to piss you off Fimco :)
     
  8. We've become one giant pssng each other off site. Thank the lord we aren't that boring cold fish commercial landscape forum. i think the lesson with this forum is high IQs and glue mix really well.
     
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    You 2 should get a public acess show about irritation togehter..

    and argue untily you both are blue in the face!
     

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