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Rainbird DVF - 100 valve base cracking breaking

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by spammeplez, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Man thats sucks guys
     
  2. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    We replaced 8 irritrol valves a couple weeks ago on a system....but they had been in the ground for 20 years.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,439

    They all had cracked bodies?
     
  4. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nope just needed new diaphrams, and will prob be good for the next 20 years. For some reason, they would just not fully open.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    So you replaced the valves, rather than repair them with new diaphragm assemblies?
     
  6. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    No just guts... My point was they seem to be damn good valves.... They only lasted 20 years.:)
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Try not to say "replace" when you mean "repair" (being that we are trying to share accurate information) :nono:
     
  8. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,813

    Well i did replace the top half.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 46,439

    Replacing a valve means replacing a valve. No disassembly.
     
  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I say rebuild , little more clear.
     

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