Rainbird 1804' stick up more often than not

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    It seems as soon as dirt touches them they stick up

    Anyone else?
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  2. Wet_Boots

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    It's all that sand, man :sleeping:
     
  3. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't seem to have that problem. But then again we make sure that they are installed at the proper height too. I do get a lot of 6" Toro sticking up.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

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    Toro 570's are the major suspects for stuck sprays - I installed more than I wanted to, on account of needing Toro-exclusive spray patterns.
     
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    Boots you got it down

    The sand kills them :(
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  6. Mike Leary

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    Grit does kill them, but pulling the guts with wiper seal and flushing, add some WD-40 and it will most of the time get them back in order.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

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    This is where the bad old days had it all over modern times. Water-hog heads would gush from the sealing point while both popping up and retracting, and the crud had little chance to mess things up.
     
  8. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

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  9. Mike Leary

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    I'll be surveying one of my ten year old systems in the next couple of weeks, paying particular attention to wiper seals. All I ever installed were RB 1806/1812 heads, so it will be interesting to see how they've done, now that I've taken over the dual RM system again.
     
  10. 1idejim

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    This mean you're coming out.....


    Of retirement, that is.
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