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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Some Sprinkler Guy, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Don't forget the safe-t-lawn stream spray nozzles.... I used to use them on ground cover slopes. Their main drawbacks were the thin gaskets and the nylon adjustment screws.

    I can't recall Hydro-Rain pop-ups either...
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    They had stainless steel adjusting screws when they first came on the market, but they saved some bucks by switching to plastic. I wonder if there was some patent squabbling when their "non-clogging adjustment screw" idea was sort of turned on its head, by way of the special screen-plus-seat used by Rainbird, with its V-shaped geometry.
     
  3. Couldn't find a pic. I'll see if I can get Henry to take a pic next time he crosses paths with one. Used champion nozzles and had both a 3/4" and 1/2" inlet on the bottom.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Strange how the markets are: I've never even heard of that brand. :dizzy:
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Spotty distribution, maybe. Always a small brand. I don't know if they ever designed a zone valve or a controller.
     
  6. Hydro-Rain had a controller. Not a bad one either. I think EBAY has a hardie version of it.
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Where was Hydro-Rain manufactured?
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I visited a Hardie facility in Laguna Niguel - dunno if it was Hydro-Rain before the acquisition. I remember a solid-state controller they were assembling there.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Robert Hardie sure did a lot of cool things for the irrigation industry, to this day. :clapping:
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    But he kind of screwed the pooch on the Richdel valves for awhile.
     

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