weathermatic valves

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mark B, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey guys I used some weathermatic nitro valves fer tha first time this week. I liked the on/off switch on tha valve and some other things about it. So my question is what do ya'll think about the valves?
     
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not many use WM here anymore. I do like the easy switch for manually turning it on though.
     
  3. SamIV

    SamIV LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sleepyhead,

    Just started using the same valve. Installed some of their older valves a couple of years ago. No failures on any yet. The on/off lever is nice.

    Thanks,
    Sam
     
  4. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The solinoid twist on Hunter and RB works just as well. I think hHunter is smoother and easier operating. Weather-Matic has never been a biggie in my area.
     
  5. Ground Master

    Ground Master LawnSite Senior Member
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    have used weathermatic on a few occasions and have repaired a few here and there over the years. They are very high quality and expensive.


    Has anyone used the weathermatic 5500 series brass nozzles? They are an ideal replacement on a rainbird 1800 series head (same thread pattern). I've used these for repairs where the original system design is crappy. They water well close-in to the head. Some will even spray out to 18 feet.
     
  6. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I don't understand when you say the nitro valve are expensive. I pay $10.50 ea. For me they are cheaper then the hunter or RB
     
  7. SamIV

    SamIV LawnSite Senior Member
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    Their valves and spray heads don't cost me as much as the Hunter I was using. Not real fond of the contoller though. Still sticking with the Pro C. Weathermatic does make other valves besides the Nitro you and I bought and they get pretty expensive. Maybe that's what Ground Master is speaking about.

    Sam
     
  8. Mark B

    Mark B LawnSite Bronze Member
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    In my opinion I will always use the Pro-C controller. That price I told you was fer tha 1" SxS valve.
     

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