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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Aug 9, 2011.
Yep, bout 50% of the time.
I went around and around with Hunter reps for 2 years before I had to switch. They would never admit to a product defect or improvements being made.
I find this a couple years later.
The wiper seal causes them to leak around the cap threads.
Seriously, I hate when that happens. Screws up a 5 minute head change. Unscrew the old, screw in a new one. Make a dry adjustment. Turn on water and the tard-bas is leaking at the screw-top. Thinking you can get out the driveway real quick, then you have to dig out the whole thing.
Usually I see the water gushing around the riser shaft when the wiper seal is shot.
and it's no simple job to replace the seals in a PGP.
You're much better off replacing the whole head with a 5000 that has a 5 year warranty.
I see either or both.
And as you say a lot of times they are just loose , and that brings us right back to your pic of the dingy owned by the guy in the head tightening buss.
I dont know about others , but I actualy like selling sprinkler heads.
I never replace the seals. Remove guts and swap or replace the whole unit.
good man , who the hell wants to spend 5 min selling a $2 part.