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

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    ABS pressure fittings were a nightmare, as used in sprinkler-zone plumbing. How old are these systems? I would want to think you are looking at a dark grey PVC material, as was used in manifold fittings (both tees and crosses) made by Bosquet, and sold by Rainbird.
     
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    They were definatly black. They were in systems that were in the 25-35 year range
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  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I never saw any ABS pressure plumbing in a manifold. Only a few contractors ever used ABS in sprinkler systems (I hope)
     
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Boots I didn't know you worked .
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    "will work for fungus"

    A manifold made with the cross fittings....

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  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Even the best controller doesn't make up for some things....

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  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    what did they steal that BF off a water heater?
     
  8. Wet_Boots

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    it's a Watts, or maybe even a Rainbird-branded Watts
     
  9. AI Inc

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    I service a development thats about 25 yrs old. All builder installed systems and all at one time had them. Most have been replaced by now.
     
  10. Wet_Boots

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    This place will probably wind up with ASVs outside, with those brass valves gutted to always-open status. Maybe even use some old manual ASVs and leave the indoor stuff alone.
     

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