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

  1. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Drip seems like it would be really tough going in sand...those emitters rely on the water whicking...if the sand is coarse notsomuch....don't know how much water will get to plants unless you space lines really close...go tell your homeowner you'll fix it for 6k...the extra cost is to rip out the incorrect cheap driplines...
     
  2. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    I didn't take a pic but I thought this was funny

    We all know the Old weathermatic solenoids wiring breaks right at the solenoid causing them to fail.

    I pulled up a valve box today of 4 valves and inside was frankenstiens family. Someone screwed in 2 screws on each solenoid and then wrapped the irrigation wiring around the screw. Amazingly there was conductivity
     
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    and how long do you think it operated like that? lol
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    brass or stainless screws might make a forever repair
     
  5. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Senior Member
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    i kind of admire the ingenuity. very often we are presented with problems and need to find a solution to it, and while that is not the most ideal, nor the most reliable by any means, it probably worked. and i never would have thought of it. too often we get caught up in the high and mighty of "this is how it has to be" and lose sight of get it effing working. try to find a balance.
    just saying
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Might work as a bandaid until you can replace the solenoid, but I would never consider that a permanent repair as the reliability is highly questionable.
     
  7. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Not a hack but this was too good to pass up.

    I always highly discourage homeowners from manually turning on valves

    I kinda feel like replacing one of the valves with a 2400

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  8. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,069

    I would buy one of those!!!
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  9. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    Wireless RS mounted to well cover, Sideways.. It has
    fallen over of course...

    Controller Inside Under Cover With Well Head-

    Lawn Rotor Sprinklers Hit The Well Cover Nicely,

    This was installed by a well known Raleigh based contractor-
    I'm not naming names....

    Commercial Office Building In Wake Forest NC

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  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,039

    That fake rock looks worse than the well head would if they just left it exposed.
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