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entry for Boots' antique irrigation museum

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, May 1, 2012.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,097

    Found this on a old job today and still works.




  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,650

    You have to love that fitting - solder a male adapter into a bit of thin copper tubing - fold over the end and solder it closed.
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Boots would be the only one left to still have the slotted lug wrench to remove those heads, I had one, once, waay back. Love to see those brass nozzles, though. :clapping:
  4. Back when the big boys had their names put on the brass popups. Hall sprinkler company in Dallas had thousands of systems with their name on the brass. After they quit doing it they'd buy old popups with their name from other contractors.
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Note the precision connection of the poly pipe - heat the hell out of it and force it over the copper tubing :p
  6. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,835

    Hall must've been huge, I run across their stuff in Houston from time to time. The only 80's era install I ever saw that had a drafted design was installed by Hall and it really wasn't bad, even by today's standards. They used impacts but they were not spraying over hard surfaces and had things hydro-zoned pretty well. Customer said they paid around $6,000 for the install, wish I could get that today...
  7. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
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    I have alot of systems i now service installed by a company that was based out of Goldsboro that was called "professional turf services" They were BIG toro fans.
    They rolled hard in the early 80's to mid 90's. Started only with residential-commerical then quit
    that- to only work on doing golf course systems. At their height im sure they had 15-25 guys on the payroll plus office staff.
    Doing just irrigation... I remember when i was 17 or so going to their shop to get a couple of as-builts for some old residentals they installed in wilson, i was very impressed and is partly why i stuck around in the business so long. (Thats been 15 yrs ago.)

    They had a full time draftsman (or two) doing all their asbuilts to hand to customers when finished, talking about some good looking drawings!

    I have a handfull of them at my shop in my flat file cabinet for my
    asbuilts and plans.

    They closed up shop in the late 90's early 2000's with drop in golf course construction.

    I called them one day for another as-built, they told me they had recently closed and THROWN AWAY hundreds/thousands
    of drawings! (talking about a day late - dollar short) I would have paid a few 100 to keep all those drawings to see what systems they installed over the yrs.
    Last edited: May 1, 2012
  8. George Hall dominated Dallas irrigation I'm guessing for 30-40 years. Get into Preston hollow and along mockingbird and hall systems are every where. I enjoyed working on them. They had a consistency about them. Jumbo concrete dcva boxes. Hall valves which were renamed Moody's. Brass heads properly spaced. Hall-a-matic controller.
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    So who was making those brass sprays? Was it WeatherMatic?
  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,097

    Who are you asking
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