Manifold - Build or Buy?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirt Boy, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. Dirt Boy

    Dirt Boy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just wondering:
    Have any of you ever used these pre-built valve assemblies?
    Mfg. Olson, they have various assemblies from 2 valve's w/box to 6.

    Don't know anything about "Olson", but it might be a timesaver although a "little" bit pricey.
  2. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth LawnSite Member
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    We never use them. We build our own. Money is better in our pocket and easier to repair if required later.
  3. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Build it....!!!
  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,593

    Build it, ya can make it any way ya want.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 22,140

    Yup, I like manifold tees, but if I need four valves in a
    standard box, I'll make them with 1" slip tees.
    I tried the O-ring type of manifold, once.
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,593

    Dont ever hang me from a door , my father hung me from a door once , just once.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I was once hung from a door for being a late riser, or actually, my sleeping bag was, with me still inside. I went back to sleep.
  8. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,808

    I replaced heads and a bed on a front yard last week that used an Olson manifold. I was impressed with how easy it looked to install and how organized the box was. Six valves with plenty of room to work. I also make my own manifolds, but time is money. The Olson assembly is ready to go and I easily replaced a valve in a matter of seconds with no cutting, gluing, or wrenching.
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I thought I heard they stopped making that... looked like a good idea to me... but pricey.
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Keep us up to date on how long they work. "Seconds?", wow, quick service call.
    Why did the valve body have to come out, by the way?

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