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History on the rainjet corp.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mr.cactus, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. Mr.cactus

    Mr.cactus LawnSite Member
    from Brea CA
    Posts: 57

    Does anybody have any history on the rainjet corp? Such as Year established, models of heads, controllers, owners name, etc any info would be appreciated. I tried googling rainjet but some scam web site showed up.

  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,640

    Rain Jet is now the property of Toro, acquired as part of the Hardie purchase, but the name is about all that's left. Lawn Genie stuff sometimes has the Rain Jet name on it.
  3. poiuy qwerty

    poiuy qwerty LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Rain jet = pain in the a**

    Wallington ( wallington nj) plumbing supply use to have parts.
    all special sizes nothing that the normal supply house will carry will fit or work with rain jet.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,640

    What Rain-Jet never told anyone, is that their 'special pipe' was one-inch CTS polyethylene tubing, without the usual markings, except Rain-Jet's branding. ~ I think I still have some of their fittings around somewhere. Proprietary compression stuff. Hammer a sort-of brass cone into the end of the poly, and tighten a nut on it. Not bad for lamebrain homeowner stuff, but annoying as all hell for the professional.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Thanks Boots, I was holding back..junk,junk. I'm sure Toro stockholders are
    pleased, but we don't need it, if Toro had any corporate chops, the'd dump
    that crap & make their profit from the real deal....us.
  6. Mr.cactus

    Mr.cactus LawnSite Member
    from Brea CA
    Posts: 57

    I actually have a RJC four controller in my garage works great 25 years later. Never even blown a fuse.
  7. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    I have had the good fortune to never run into a rain jet product. Probably because 25 years ago Irrigation was considered a unnecessary luxury in my area.

    Still is by some people.
  8. Mr.cactus

    Mr.cactus LawnSite Member
    from Brea CA
    Posts: 57

    Here in southern California we have always had irragation systems I have run into alot of copper systems. (my house has copper for that matter)
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,156

    Not sure if all of you know about it, but Spears and/or Lasco makes a conversion fitting for the RainJet pipe. It is a coupler that is 1" on one side and what I call 7/8" on the other which fits into the RJ pipe. Then you usually need hose clamps to clamp it, not the 1" pinch clamps. They've come in VERY handy for us.
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,640

    I think Rain-Jet might have designated their pipe as 7/8" - I haven't seen a full-blown heads-and-pipe Rain-Jet install in years. Lots of installers did use their heads in more normal systems.

    I would love to see some CIT data on the Rain-Jet heads. The way they slung fat drops (less wind deflection and evaporation) of water over their coverage range, at a fairly low angle, makes any 'Rain Curtain' pattern look like a feeble imitation.

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