Cutting corners

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    No swing joint?

    That'd be a b*tch to repair!
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    You forgot to mention SCH40 fittings into metal and no unions. :nono:
     
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2009
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The one I most wish I had a photo of was a homemade popup body for a brass impact head. It was welded together from thick-wall aluminum tubing and plate.
     
  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Wow, there's one no-one thought of - need a quick valve box? Cut the bottom out of your Irribucket.

    Teflon tape instead of paste on pump connections
    Paste instead of tape on valves
    NO wire connectors on solenoids
    Greenskeeper - used to have a friend whose mantra was "do the math"
    NO conduit on control wire, just tack it to wall
    Rain sensor mounted on PVC pipe in watering area
    No concrete pad under pump - wood or dirt
    Sleeves installed at bottom of concrete so you have to 90 up into them
    Water meter boxes poking several inches up from grade
    Backflows in middle of lawn
    Rotors on risers in plant beds
    Rotors throwing into corners with no spray to pick up the slack
    Jumbo boxes with (2) 1" valves in them - no names mentioned:laugh:
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Rotors on risers in beds? Get thee to a Texas exam. Impact heads on risers do yeoman work in all sorts of applications.
     
  6. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not impacts, not shrub bodies - pop-up rotors on risers so they can shoot over plants and get some turf. You forget - this is Florida irrigation:cry:
     
  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Have you seen how well a 5' riser bends when a rotor is working on top of it, and it's not attached to a wall or fence? Pretty funny.
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not if you use the CSR method. :dizzy::laugh:
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hmmm, not something I see much of, but I have included a hidden hipop rotor in a shrub, when it was otherwise going to stick out like the proverbial thumb. Beyond impacts, and Toro 300 stream rotors, you don't get much close-in watering from a popup rotor on a riser.
     
  10. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've used hi-pops (12") in beds also, especially liriope or jasmine, but I'm talking about regular 4" pops on white risers above the plants.
     

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