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

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    They are from Rainbird. it doesn't have a traditional diaphragm, but more of a piston and actuator. PITA valve. I had to replace the far right one with a 2400 because it was seeping. We have some old ones at the shop for tough repairs when we cannot replace. They also make an above ground AVB combo as well with that. Or rather, they used to make......
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Those old RB valves use their version of a Champion valve convertor.
     
  3. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    These first ones came from a krap system, pretty sure one of the techs from our company before me did the flower pot box.

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  4. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Photo compliments of Hunter

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  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think M. C. Escher installed that.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just when you think it can't get any crappier. :dizzy:
     
  7. RollTide

    RollTide LawnSite Member
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    My neighbor asked if I could install a rain sensor for her. After installing she said the one she had never worked and asked if I saw it. I told her the only things connected were the zone wires and the power wires. She then showed me where the sensor was.


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  8. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    :laugh: Them bushes they grow around rain sensors ! :rolleyes:
     
  9. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    This was kind of an interesting find when we dug it up to fix the leak. The brass insert ftg was about 4 barbs long, the new one is about 8 barbs. The way the old one was copper into a galv. tee to a sch.80 nipple into that sch.40 coupler to the brass insert ftg. Off the galv. tee was galv into that globe valve. The leak occurred at the end of the brass insert, there was a hump where whomever installed this didn't cut enough out and eventually the short brass insert poked through.

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  10. RollTide

    RollTide LawnSite Member
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    They will do that....even more so when the bush was there first.;)
     

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