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rotor and valve box leveling tool

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by squeaker, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. squeaker

    squeaker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    any body out there ever need one of these,they are a great tool for athletic fields and golf courses they run 99.00 plus s/h,give me a jingle if you have any interest,they consist of a 4' piece of alum with a cross piece at each end and 2 adjustable clamps that slide on the main bar you just lock in the valve box or rotor and you have a nice level head or box that no longer gets chopped up by the mowers or people arent trippin on them,also nice on golr heads so the nozzle throws the water out evenly from both sides
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799


    $3.99 at Wally World.

    Perhaps you should market your tool to the hardscape guys? I gaurantee I can set a level box by eye faster than someone could with your gizmo.
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    And add this to help leveling. :dizzy:

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  4. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 791

    If your "eyeball level" needs this kind of apparatus, you might check the license of your optometrist.

  5. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,781

    A six foot hard rake will get it done every time for valve boxes, and I like rotors and sprays a smidge high. You've got to be really high in my opinion for a head to be in danger from mowing equipment, and even 1/4" isn't a true trip hazzard in turf. I think 1/4" high would be excessive, but 1/8 isn't. Much better high than low.
  6. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    Hey now... I DO have my AARP card and my close eyesight has been getting worse each year. I now have to carry glasses to read just about everything because my arms have seemed to shrunk a little too. ;)

    But when it comes to sprinkler head height and orientation my eye sight is still spot on. :cool:
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    I use the rake method from time to time. I also use a 4' level if I'm putting boxes in the same area and the soil has been so disturbed that I can't get a good read on the true grade. Boxes on sloped grade get set to the grade end-to-end and leveled side-to-side. :dizzy:

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