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

  1. Autoflow

    Autoflow LawnSite Member
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    I got a call to fix a system where 5 zones are stuck on a football field. All valves buried with one sprinkler per zone. I chopped through wires trying to find the valves, and snapped the PVC mainline at a tee trying to unscrew a valve. They used copper for swing arms with no elbows which have kinked over time from 35 years of machinery driving over them. Nightmare really. I have given them a price to start again. Only half the field is actually getting watered due to the poor layout (which may have been ok originally)

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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    what brand of impact head?
     
  3. Autoflow

    Autoflow LawnSite Member
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    Rainspray which were an Aussie company. I had never heard of them until this job. The brass valves are the same brand.
     
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is terrible. would hate that job
     
  5. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just went through a local fast food drive thru, and on my way out, I noticed several of what appeared to be Orbit pop up spray heads and for nozzles they had plastic impact heads screwed into them. :laugh:

    I'll try and remember to get a picture next time I go through there.
     
  6. Autoflow

    Autoflow LawnSite Member
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    Lucky I decided to hand dig this seeing there was no trace wire for the gas line.

    No idea what the go was with the controller either!

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  7. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    There is nothing wrong with the controller you are just in austrailia, everything is upside down
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  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why no trace wire?
     
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    It happens a lot more than you would think.
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  10. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ahahahah . They must have just been drunk when they installed the controller


    And the gas line! That's some scare S.

    It happens often when a private gas line is installed to another building on the property.
     

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