Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

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

  1. alf500series

    alf500series LawnSite Senior Member
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    was leaving a call today and saw these. have been in this area several times but never noticed them before. they are like this in every yard.
    check out the one that has edging on the back so it doesn't spray the house!:hammerhead::hammerhead::laugh::laugh:

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  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    You don't even have to bend over to service those. You could even dress it up for the season with a santa suit. Maybe he got tired of the lawnguy running over the flush heads.
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  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    that is some redneck hillbilly shixxle right there. pathetic and very sightly
     
  4. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    I like the plastic ball valve to turn it off in case the orbit valve fails.
     
  5. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    Around here it was extremely common to find sprinkler systems with above ground impact heads on galvanized risers. A concrete "elephant turd" with a hole in it was at the base. Black poly pipe was clamped on the galvanized riser. They would put gate valves on each sprinkler head as a control. The two-headed sprinkler is something I have never seen though. A splash protector was common near homes with the weirdest being made of a garbage can lid. I never understood the need for a splash protector.
     
  6. Cloud9Landscapes

    Cloud9Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ca
    Posts: 546

    I have seen many old systems with galvanized pipes and brass/zinc impacts or flush champion heads that use that Christmas tree type setup. Affective but rather wasteful and unsightly. I have always told myself that one day I'm going to install a system using galvanized pipe, brass valve and champion or buckner heads. :cool2:
     
  7. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    Those are the best systems in my opinion, but in today's world all but impossible. The new galvanized pipe is all Chinese in origin and unsuitable. I doubt that any domestic sprinkler manufacturers still produce brass products either.
     
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    don't say that too loud :)
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,616

    Must not get much irrigation news in Florida. :::bites my W*M brass nozzle to make sure it's the real McCoy::::::
     
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  10. nameistaken

    nameistaken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    The new lawn irrigation systems.

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