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Water draining out of bottom head of zone

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by weed wacker 2, Aug 22, 2013.

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  1. weed wacker 2

    weed wacker 2 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 208

    It's not the valve. I'm goin to push the water up hill like I've done before to take care of the problem.
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,096

    The manager at Atlantic irrigation said I am the only one that buys blank nozzled 5000's everyone else gets pre nozzled and never changes any of them. I had the same feeling as you.
  3. GreenLight

    GreenLight LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 466

    If the head drained free of water with the meter cut off (after 15 minutes as you said), yet then restarted bleeding when you opened the meter back up... Then it's 100%, without question, the valve. Im pretty sure this has been pointed out enough, but take it for what it's worth.
  4. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Posts: 1,835

    Ok, we'll all defer to your expertise. :dizzy::dizzy:
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,385

    same here....
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,431

    Was this thread a test and we all failed? :confused:

    Watch for snakes my friend :)
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    welcome to the Dinosaur Club :)
  8. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,458

    I didn't know they came pre-nozzled except at big box stores (42sa's)
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Only a complete fool would buy pre-nozzled heads, how would you know a 90 from a 180 to a 360 in the same zone? :dizzy:
  10. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Ark
    Posts: 3,458

    I have installers around me that put in a certainn nozzle size in regardless. usually PGP. One guy likes to use the #9 and nozzle it for 25 gpm+ when there is only maybe 15 available. Then he does the choke down splatter to try and spread the pattern out.
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