Carson valve box lids

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by gunsnroses, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
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    If I understand correctly.....carson is not around, or bought out (whatever I cant find the old style replacements)? I need to replace lids from round 6 and 10 inch. Not really wanting to replace the whole box. What are yall doing for the solution? Universal type, or what else fits?

    Thanks
     
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    My supplier, Ewing, has tons of Carson boxes and lids for sale and listed on their website. Maybe your supplier just stopped carrying them.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I saw a brand shift a while back, and the suppliers explained it was because Carson had bumped the prices.
     
  4. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks,
    We have an Ewing in here in the state that is going to order me some from Arizona.
    DanaMac... the name sounds familiar, I had lived in Dolorado in the past, did you happen to work for CoCal in the past?
     
  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    No, I haven't. And I'm not sure where Dolorado is :) Colorado, yes. Dolorado, no.
     
  6. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Due to design changes, newer Carson lids may not fit older boxes.

    I'm sure 'Dolorado' is a typo... he probably meant 'Dullorado' :laugh: but no matter where you live, life is only as exciting as you make it or want it.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    How many of you guys use NDS boxes? I see them at home center stores, and I believe they are not the same thing NDS sells as "pro" boxes, but I see more of them (the home center versions) in the field these days.
     
  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've never used them but seen them. The lids are a pain to get on and probing usually results in a broken lid.:hammerhead:
     
  9. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
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    So far it is a no go. It seems Carson stopped making the old style. Ewing only has the newer style. I have a call in to Carson to see what they can do, and waiting to hear back. I believe it is model 0708-00-tc-2
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    There are supposed to be some 'universal' lids for the 6-inch boxes. 10-inch, I don't know. Since most boxes are now sold with overlapping tops instead of the older 'drop-in' style lids, you may not find exact matches.
     

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