Rain Bird RC-Series Clocks

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by wilbilt, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    With all the Maxi-paws you have in service, why would you care about "conserving energy" unless this is some kind of "green, sensitive new-age contractor" kind of thing. :dizzy: If so, please explain.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    Do you not know that flexible pipe will "absorb" the kinetic energies produced by heads using impacts to provide drive force?
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Having never installed (or wanted to) a impact in residential systems, your pearl of wisdom is interesting. All impacts I've ever done were sports fields with solid swing joints.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

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    I'm talking above-ground risers. Systems with 25 psi head pressure running from pond water are Maxipaw territory.
     
  5. wilbilt

    wilbilt LawnSite Member
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    On a residential private well here. 30-50 pressure switch, but about 25-35 PSI at the head at 12-15 GPM. Impacts work well. Rotors tend to stall and/or clog.
     
  6. Mike Leary

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    I must live right; we have two cistern-fed sytems with no filters and the I-20s do well.
    I do believe it's the high pressure we run to force the crap through the nozzles.
     
  7. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    :laugh:
    If it gets to the nozzle, it's getting too far.
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    I see boots is pulling stuff out of his ass again.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thank gawwd Boots posts no pics of his crap.
     
  10. JayinMI

    JayinMI LawnSite Member
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    We have about 60 or so of those RC controllers along with a ton of Toro hydraulic controllers....they are just waiting for winter cleaning!!!
     

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