Interesting irrigaion retrofit

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by MOlawnman, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. MOlawnman

    MOlawnman LawnSite Member
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    How many different brands of sprinkler heads have you guys found on a job?

    Finished replacing 57 heads on one job last week and I found no less than 7 different brands of heads. These included Rain-Bird, Hunter, Toro, Nelson, Irritrol, Buckner and Weather-Matic. This system dates back to 1975 and has had many different service companies service the system evidently. some of these heads were brass.

    We replaced with RB 1804PRS with sprays and 1804's with MP-Rotators. System works beautifully now.

    All the replacements were easy and relatively effortless but I did have an interesting collection of junk when I was finished!
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I usually find combinations of Rainbird, Toro, Hunter and Orbit.
     
  3. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey that was an old irrigator's yard and he put in the system using all the free heads and valves etc. that he picked up at the trade shows and counter days at the supply house!!
     

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