Boots type manifold gone bad.....

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by londonrain, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Looks like Boots was in my area.....
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    Cracked fitting......
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    Wash out.....
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    This is the way a pro builds a manifold....
    none of this crap of 6 or 7 valves in a single VB with zero pipe and all fittings...
    Notice there is still room for a cut and a repair if a fittings does fail...
    no stress on any of the fittings so the likely hood of a fitting failure is very minimal....
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  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good job on the rebuild, but why replace the irritrols? Those little valves are workhorses.
     
  3. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,910

    Not worth the potential hassle to re-use old valves that are glued in.
     
  4. I could not reuse the 2400s, not enough pipe left ..... I have had zero problem with PGVs.....
    I have replaced quite a few 2400s with hairline cracks on the bodies...
     
  5. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Was that valve on the top a master valve I would assume?
     
  6. That is correct.....
    ditto on not reusing valves.....
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    One more reason to use female-threaded valves. Looks like a crappy shallow valve box on the busted manifold.
     
  8. Full size VB and the VB was not on any of the pipes.........they had it sitting on bricks....just a crappy manifold build...
     
  9. There was more 90s and 45s coming out of this mess at all crazy angles...I believe it was stress from all the crazy angles and a tight build that caused the fitting failure... I rebuilt the main line in schedule 40 vs pr200 that the original installer used.....
     
  10. ashs inc

    ashs inc LawnSite Senior Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 595

    what valves did you use to replace the old ones? they look like hunter?
     

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