Diaphragm gone bad.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by EagleLandscape, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. EagleLandscape

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

    Repaired a RB diaphragm yesterday and snapped a pic for you guys. I've never seen anything like this, but the diaphragm was mutilated!

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  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Diaphragm gone bad = miniature person in 9 months
     
  3. Ferti-man

    Ferti-man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Excessive "head" pressure will do this :weightlifter:
     
  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Zing, zam. You guys are hot this morning.

    Never seen a diaphragm that bad.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Flow control valve?
     
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ya thinking someone cranked it right down and thru?
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    More likely than diaphragm weevils.
     
  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    I think WB is right, dadgum diaphragm weevils!!! I didnt know if it was a snipe or a diaphragm weevil.

    I didnt install the system, there is no flow control on the valve and no flow control ball valve prior to the valve like I would typically install. Pressure is fine out of the valve, no misting whatsoever. valve is about 15 years old. Just replaced the guts, installed a SL and was outta there.
     
  9. You didn't hook up a pigtail, walk them though with the remote, and sell 1500 worth of improvements??????
     
  10. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    HAHA, nope. I aint got no remote. im poor. The system was a 4 zone system, zero lot line deal. I adjusted the direction of some heads, but all in all is was ok.
     

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