Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

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

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    we hate them payup
     
  2. I guess we could call this segment our fence posts.
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  3. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Creative pump piping 101:

    The HO couldn't understand why it wouldn't pump.

    Bottom check valve is set in concrete, then reduced to 1-1/2 going into and out of top check. Note the male adapters at the 90's and the slip-fix on the vertical. Whole thing fell apart when I went to cut it off - miserable glue job to top it all off.

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    And yes, Virginia, those are control valves against the wall in the 1st shot.

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  4. Wet_Boots

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  5. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No coupler required.

    The only thing missing here is a little bit of PVC.

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  6. WalkGood

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    Love those plumber installed systems..... steel fittings "swollen" with rust. :dizzy:
     
  7. Wet_Boots

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    nice old-timey Weathermatic valves :)
     
  8. Try 521ing that green solenoid version. I have fond memories of searching for those amongst 50 year old oaks.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    big coils like those just jump up and cheer in my headphones

    Interesting valve, in that the solenoid was a gravity design, and the plunger was all steel - it was the solenoid seat that was resilient
     
  10. It would show up as a short on my stationmaster.
     

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