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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Wet_Boots

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    looks like a check valve and a vacuum relief is in place (which makes it all better :p)
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    Eight valves, one valve box.....

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  3. Mike Leary

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    Geez, do they even make those solenoids anymore? :dizzy:
     
  4. Wet_Boots

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    Check the manifold construction. No tee fittings are used, Thinwall copper tubing is brazed into a single assembly.

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  5. Mike Leary

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    Excellent example of plumbers being sent out to do a man's job. :dizzy:
     
  6. Wet_Boots

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    No plumbers were harmed in the fabrication of that mess - off-season shovel-monkey hours were utilized in the brazing of class M copper tubing into manifolds and fittings
     
  7. greenmonster304

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    I have seen plumbers do that on 2" copper for large boiler manifolds.
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  8. How did they know to prepare for a three valve manifold sometime in the summer?
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  9. jvanvliet

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    Is the main copper also, or is it galvanized?
     
  10. Wet_Boots

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    all-copper construction - it was a sales pitch that they would use "commercial" valves and fittings, showing off a brass valve and such. Since I never saw any fittings (except the male adapters) on their manifolds, I can only assume they made manifolds in large enough quantities that there was always something in stock for whatever number of zones an install had.
     

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