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

  1. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    A setup I've never seen before..


    1/2" Drip tubing running around a shrub area with 1/4 "drip tubing Tapped off and running to this... The 1/4 Drip Tubing is SUPPLYING these 4" irritrol spray heads with extremely low flow nozzles.


    For what it is it works.

    One of the nozzles was clogged so I tried to put in a 8F and it wouldn't pop up. I dug it up and found this!

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  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    What is it? R/B valve in head?
     
  3. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sorry I don't know what you mean?
     
  4. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yea, I can't believe what I see. That takes all.*trucewhiteflag*
     
  5. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,769

    That's Boss to the core...Zip tied and all. DAmn!@
     
  6. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

  7. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    cRAZY! Would you use it?

    I'm surprised Rain bird would even provide a product like that... Must be the consumer portion department ... ( Let's make the hokiest things that has a huge potential of breaking any day anytime har har har)

    I mean durabity yes the head itself is way better then 1/4 drip emitters like xeri, rain drip orbit ect ect. But the simple fact is was prefabed as 1/2.. Designed already for a more sturdy design application and then they throw this 1/4 shietttt on
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2012
  8. jcsmith

    jcsmith LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    I have used before when the customer did not want to see the polyflex risers. No problems, just use the recommended nozzles (Rain Bird 5' and 8' MPR nozzles and SQ Series Nozzles).
     
  9. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,750

    It's just a Uni-Spray with a goofy adapter on the bottom. We used some once on a job and they worked OK but I wasn't thrilled with them.
     
  10. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,067

    This COA wanted me to do an assessment of the property--
    here are just two examples of the fine work someone did-

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