Valves for dirty water

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ArTurf, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    Interesting thought, I might check into this. It would not save any labor though if I removed the old valve. I could leave the old valve in and leave in the manually on mode. There would be a little extra restriction but maybe not enough to matter.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

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    How many service calls per month do the Buckner valves create?
     
  3. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    I've been working on this course for about the last 2 months a few hours at a time trying to get everything working. Fixed a variety of things; breaks, heads, wiring,controller and valves. Can't really say how many valves fixes per month will show up until I get everything going and work on it long term. Ex superintendent says he spent the majority of his time working on the system and I can believe him. Fix one thing and 2 others show up. Constant battle, perhaps the nature of the beast on a golf course.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you are getting T&M then no worries payup
     
  5. Mike Leary

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    Not the nature of the beast, those are old time valves and what seems like a low-ball, aged, install, where everything should have been replaced years ago. ;)
     
  6. Wet_Boots

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    We need to see a photo of one of these valves, and maybe a photo of a new one, taken apart.
     
  7. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very cool, do you have to find rodents in your area to turn the screen?
     
  9. Wet_Boots

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    I think they disguise it as a log-rolling ride, and charge admission.
     
  10. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
    I've only installed one of 'em and they are pretty cool.

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