Greenlawn valve service

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Wet_Boots, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The essential maintenance on Greenlawn valves. The first photo is a clue to why some installers loved them. Note the varied angles the poly pipe enters the valve box. No alignment worries with angle valves. Next are the old diaphragm, then the new one, in place on the valve body. Then a side-by-side of old and new diaphragms. This valve does not use any springs. Note the 'roll' that's molded into the diaphragm, just like one you could see on a loudspeaker. That flex provides the closing force. (for awhile, at least)

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  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Awsome pics!!!!!


    ive never seen this valve before in my life...bravo boots
     
  3. Seen a few here. Not real common though. Always get cut out. Parts is a PIA.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    How old are those valves? Never seen one up here.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Valves were maybe ten years old. System controller was a Toro Custom Command, the heads were Toro Super600s
     
  6. brookviewlawncare

    brookviewlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    so the heads outlasted the valves
     
  7. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not many PLASTIC valves on the market that will consistently out live a S600 or a PGP. I've always thought that around 15 years is all you get from most rubber diaphrams.
     
  8. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Senior Member
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    Where was that job? I worked for a company out of bergen county that installed them. Their jobs are the only place i've seen green lawns.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Up in Rockland County, near Harriman.
     
  10. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Senior Member
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    I Wouldn't be suprised if it was theirs, we did the occasional job over the border. Morris and Bergen county irrigation was the name.
     

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