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Something for every service truck.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, May 15, 2007.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,975

    The gpm/psi meter gives a very accurate approximation of performance.
    We have two & depend on them..factory has been great for parts.
    I did change-out the psi gauge to a glycerin-filled unit. Best use is off a
    quick-couple with a hose swivel adapter....beats the bucket & stopwatch!
    SENTRY I FLOW METER.www.betterwaterind.com
  2. grewup_withsprinklers

    grewup_withsprinklers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    From my experience, the bucket test is far more accurate. old peole are lazy, a stopwatch and a bucket only take 1 min of your time for the most accurate reading of all, i dont trust a flow meter. thats my opinion though. id be weary mike leary.
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,975

    I boils (no pun intended) down to WHERE you take the test...I am old &
    weary also.:waving:
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,911

    I use flow meters...they are great....it helps when your on a "ON THE SITE" bid...

    but the bucket>stop watch works fine too..
    Anyone know how to make or has made their own flow gages?
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,975

  6. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    looks like a garden hose to me

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