1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Nasty one

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by muddywater, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    Another nasty one. 3 cracked toro valves. Took all day for my tech to fix and just under a grand.

  2. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    looks like the installer didnt know the definition of "straight" with that one...

    Did they crack because of the stress from the odd-angled pipe?
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Can people not take the time to get the grading right. Chaps my hide every time I see that crap.

  4. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    How so?
    Posted via Mobile Device
  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    I guess so. You would think the male adaptor would crack first instead of 1/2" thick valve body
    Posted via Mobile Device
  6. GreenLight

    GreenLight LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 466

    "Do you trust that we have provided you with enough rope so that your cinderblock will fall safely to the ground?"

    "Yes, sir."

    "Blue, do you trust that I do not want to see you die here tonight?"

    "Yes, sir."

    "Blue, you're my boy!"

    "Thank you, sir. "

  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    wtf? another interesting one.

  8. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    Looks pretty smooth to me! We actually graded it with a harley rake, then hand raked it. After the sod roots in, we go back and roll it with a 1 ton ride on roller. Smooth as a fairway on a golf course when we are done.

  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,431

    Speaking of WTF?, the only ~nasty~ pic on this thread is the pic of the wiring job on the LX.

    I see controller wiring like that all the time and it's usually indicative of what is hidden from sight.

    Look at wiring work that Leary, Argos, John Malt, SoCal or GM etc. sell if you want to run with the big dogs.

    Their work is top shelf and a visual representation of what a person should expect to encounter throughout the rest of the system.

    What amazes me is that with the exception of peds, controllers can be wired in comfort at the shop or office and installed in minutes at the job site. Just my opinion.
    Posted via Mobile Device
  10. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    Each wire has the zone location and number on it. And they actually run in a clockwise rotation around the premises in order. Could be a little neater, but i am usually more concerned about things that actually matter out in the field.
    All wire junctions are in 10" valve boxes and connections are dbys. Wires are through multiple sleeves with no splices with the exception of a couple longer runs.

    Explain how you are going to wire this in an office and then hang it on a wall in a few minutes.

Share This Page