What is the oddest thing you have pulled out of a stuck valve

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Midlo Snow Maker, Jun 29, 2006.

  1. Midlo Snow Maker

    Midlo Snow Maker LawnSite Member
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    a tongue depressor
    and tape measuring tape pulled out several feet of it
    and the usual nuts and bolts. gaskets from backflows and check valves
  2. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Insects, broken glass, solder (not very odd but happens a lot)
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    A Mecury head dime. I put it in my golf bag and now use it as a ball marker.
  4. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
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    A condom. Sad thing is, it was on a system with all 1" poly. I knew the contractor who "serviced" the account previously.:hammerhead:
  5. Uhm....if I find a condom in a valve...I quit and whatever I did b4 that is free.
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Was this a case of a repairman saying 'screw you' to a PITA customer?
  7. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Maybe he had some extra time and the pipe was convenient. Uh... never mind. :dizzy:
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    1" pipe? :laugh:

    I hope it was Class 200 at least :D for his sake.
  9. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Reminds me of the old joke: "How do you reuse a condom?"

    "Turn it inside out and shake the F outa it."


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