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Tonights DIA meeting

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. We had our local irrigation meeting and had an enthusiastic presentation by who I think is the inventor and owner of Valvette Systems Corp.


    I see a lot of practical service applications for this stuff and got some samples to try out. The main thing is that any adjustments made to the nozzle through these will stay put. I'll play with these and give feedback later.

    Also had a demo by X-10 Light control switches. Out of my league but definitely something for the light guys.

    Poor Henry won the 150.00 raffle but wasn't there cuz his boss had him working late. (Me) Should I give him that as a bonus? The 150.00 gets increased each meeting and only people at the previous meeting can win it.
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    Never been a fan of the little valves.

    Seems to me like its solving a problem that doesn't exist.
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,496

    P. T. Barnum comes to mind. :)
  4. Have tou two tried them or just being yourselves?
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    X-10 is dead.
  6. Man, I came out of that meeting so optimistic for the future of mankind and I've had three negative responses. Could you guys add qualifiers to your comments? Real world experience plus honest analysis.
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    They look kinda cool, however I see no mention of a check.
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    While X-10 has served it's purpose, the biggest drawback has always been reliable operation. X-10 has been around for a long time, but there are new technologies that are far more reliable. These include "new", more reliable versions of X-10 and X-10 type technology and UPB. UPB is what I am putting into the house.
  9. They do have checks for their heads but not the replacement stems. First question I asked him. I'm going to try the SA on some low risers and I think the shut off coupling has some drip application possibilties.
  10. Youve lost me here. I guess this part of the post belongs in the lighting forum.

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