Tight Quarters For Valves

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by MEXANDME, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. MEXANDME

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a situation in a small pump house where I need to replace the existing 1" valves. Is it OK to mount them vertically with the flow direction being downward? (Rainbird DVF's)

    Thanks,

    Mex
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    What?!! Surely such a thing has never been done before.....

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  3. MEXANDME

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 396

    WB.....I appreciate the pic!

    If I can not come up with a way to avoid it, is it OK to plumb the valves vertically with the flow direction being downward?

    Thanks again,

    Mex
     
  4. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes it can be done so long as the atmospheric pressure does not exceed the barometric pressure (in other words, the gravitational pressure is lower than the dynamic pressure)
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are you sure you don't want to correct this?
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes. It works.
     
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    i've seen it done here but, i've also seen horses tied to parking meters, a pit river indian gal put her boyfriend and three cops in the hospital with her bare hands and a guy walk up mt shasta in flip flops......( i talked to a lemurian during a storm there once but i used to drink a bit) and i have also seen people do their jobs in a professional manner, try putting the valves outside and in a VB mex.
     

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