what do you make of these

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    The valve is an 1 1/2 and the head is also 1 1/2 both brand new but they are 25 years old. what are they worth? I have access to about 150 of each. also a pic of my parts drawer.

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  2. sprinklerchris

    sprinklerchris LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 281

    Wow. K-70's. Haven't seen them in awhile.

    Most of the big park users have given up on impacts. It costs more to rebuild them than a new plastic rotor.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Insert fittings!!
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    yeah, so what
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't see enough of them on this site. Lots of PVC shutterbugs. What solenoid is on the brass valve? (they had two kinds)
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    That valve is a old timer with the solenoid that lasted forever.
    Notice it has the external bleed? (That everyone stripped out)
    No flow control either..sweet! :clapping:
     
  7. sprinklerchris

    sprinklerchris LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 281

    The internal bleed is the little lever under the solenoid (not pictured).

    The solenoid looks to be the S24B. Yes, those last forever and then some. They used to build quality solenoids back in the day at Weathermatic.
     
  8. sprinklerchris

    sprinklerchris LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
    Posts: 281

    Oh, I get it now. These were for a "valve under head" golf course job. Thus 150 heads and 150 valves.

    Before valve-in-head systems became popular, Weathermatic promoted an installation with the valve as part of the swing joint assembly. Thus no flow control as well.

    Sounds like they bought the equipment but never installed the system.

    Sort of like an IBM Selectric typewriter. State of the art for the time, but who uses one much now?
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The valves might be old enough to not have bleed levers.
     
  10. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Worth a bunch just in the brass as "scrap".

    Or put up on eBay or Craigs List.
     

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