Raibird backpack jet propulsion system

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Oct 1, 2004.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Now this is the best manifold ever. It looks like some future backpack jet propulsion system. A local supply house keeps this handy. Some engineer with too much time had to come up with this one. It has 12 valves and fit in one valve box. The interior valves are glued together bottom-to-bottom.

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  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here are a couple more. How come the images don't automatically come up on the screen? Is this some new way to post images?

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  3. BigLouie

    BigLouie LawnSite Member
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    how would you like to have to replace one of those valves? :realmad:
     
  4. TClawn

    TClawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    that's exactly what I thought when I saw that.
     
  5. Green Sweep

    Green Sweep LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Pittsburgh, PA
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    What a work of art. I would blow up the picture, frame it & hang it in my office.
     
  6. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Green Sweep, I was thinking the very same thing. It is a work of art, and the funny thing about it is that I can almost figure it out.
     
  7. ninrocket

    ninrocket LawnSite Member
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    Warning-No User Serviceable parts inside!

    That is friggin' awesome! That took some real creative work. Too bad if one valve fails though!
     
  8. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    DanaMac if you only upload one pic per post it will show right up under your post.Then if you want another to do the same thing then you need to make it a separate post only one pic per post.
    Yes indeed I can see why a supplier would have that monster out on display. Unrepairable , replace only.
    and prolly cost more than a jet propulsion engine to build too. I will say that is some very neat glueing and it must have taken some kind of brain to design it..ya know one of those genious people that have no common sence? Thanks for sharing the pic.
     
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Now if he only figured out how to quote another post...
     

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