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Toro TPVs?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irrig8r, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,535

    Are these available yet? Looked them up after getting a flier in the mail. Nice features, lots of options.

    Have they gotten it right this time?

    Bad experiences here with Toro valves in past, and so I haven't installed one for 10 years.

    These look good though. And from Ewing's website, the prices aren't bad either.... though they aren't "clickable" yet.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,694

    Toilet Paper Valve? ~ truly an idea whose time has come.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    No more 250? Hmmmm, does that mean the end of their hydraulic valves?
  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    More like a variation a theme I think. The external views of the bodies look different, the bonnet looks similar.

    The TPV has something that looked like a little propeller beneath the diaphragm in the cutaway view I saw. Maybe it does this:

    Patented DBS Technology™ (Debris Bypass System) assures valve reliability in demanding water conditions without internal filters...

    http://www.toro.com/irrigation/res/downloads/Res Valves/TPV Series/065-307.pdf
  5. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,906

    Still a 4-letter word, but they do have some pretty pics in their literature.
  6. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,781

    I have been a believer in the TORO is a 4 letter word philosophy most of my career, BUT I always rebuild 250's and LOVE stream rotors. Now that I have a full TORO golf system, I am in a love what you have situation, but.........

    Other than complaining, I've never heard a slang term for that short four letter word. Now, others come readily to tung.

    RainTurd & Weather Tragic make the top of the list.

    Nothing to actually contribute, but...........
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,694

    Nelson Schmelson?
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,535

    I used to rebuild the 252 series on a good size landscape maintenance job we had from about '85 to '93 when management changed and they decided to hire a full time gardener and have their on site handyman deal with the irrigation....

    It was for a Catholic religious order, and this site was were they used to train new members entering the order, but since their numbers were dwindling, they decided to cut back...

    Anyway, while we were there I rebuilt at least ten 1, 1.5 and 2 inch 252 series valves. Seems like each time I did there was a diifferent style diaphragm.. including one that looked like a baby bottle nipple, and a white one...

    I hated the manual bleeds that always seemed to leak a little, and lost a couple of solenoid mounting screws.

    After rebuilding a couple of the valves twice over the few years we were there, and then encountering a couple of the big ones with cracked valve seats, I adopted a policy of replacing them with Hardie Century series valves.

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