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

  1. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Dude must have used 2 or 3 tubes. The amazing part is that he actually got a good enough seal to draw from the well.

    The check valve was bad so it wouldn't hold a prime, never mind that one should never ever mount a PVC check horizontally. Replaced it with a brass check mounted horizontally and he was good to go for about $1000 less than he was willing to spend (cost of a new pump and well).
     
  2. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is that WHERE you put the check valve?

    And plumbers putty does work to seal leaky couplings?
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's where I would put a brass check valve on a pump.
     
  4. Lot of horizontal check valves on irrigation systems.
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Makes it easier to replace the heads when the lawnguy chops them off. He's not the lawn guy so he doesn't care. Too many craigslist handymen that will hack anything for 20 bucks. Imagine his other skills.
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  6. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Just whack all those pesky heads off and let the system become a giant flood bubbler.
     
  7. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Care to elaborate on this?
    Perhaps you're referring to swing check?
     
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    what a waste of valve boxes. This is actually a friend of mines house. He and his brother own it and his brothers friend does "irrigation" so the two of them and a few cases of beer put this in on the weekend but now I have been in-trusted with taking care of it. The rest of the system is of the same caliber.

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  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Please tell me it's not plumbed directly to the potable supply without a BFP.
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  10. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Of course there is no protection its a hack job. But we dont use PVB here its mostly DCV in the basement so just by looking from outside you cant tell if it has a back flow.
     

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