We broke couple of 1804 retros..

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jcom, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    One of our macho techs tightened the fitting on some 1804 retros and broke the top half of the 1/2" nipple out of the body.

    Any chance to repair this part of the retro?

    Paid $13.00 for each of the two he broke.

    Thanks

    John
     
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    call your supplier on a warranty..

    brah.
     
  3. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nipple extractor, new nipple, rescrew. done, beautiful.
     
  5. Not what he is talking about. We use retros all the time and I've never broken one so I'm not sure what part broke. can you post a pic? That 1/2" swivels and is attached to the prs. Did he crack the 1/2" threads themselves? Next time tell the dingaling to just use two wraps of teflon and hand tighten.:hammerhead:
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    hopefully digging ditches somewhere south from here..
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    fimco, do you use teflon on spray heads when you attach them to the nipple?
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    i hope not.
     
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    either do what stream rotar said or just chuck em out
     
  10. No. I'll find a pic and post what he is talking about.
     

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