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you can't fix it till you find it

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by 1idejim, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,107

    Forty two bucks for a coupling? :eek:
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,638

    it's a really great coupling :)
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,431

    i don't charge by the hour pete, i work on performance so i normally get the more difficult jobs, most of them are other locators failures.

    there may be times when the controller is inaccessible. if you can set up over a wire path and locate the first valve you now have access to the system through the valve box. this might not sound like much but if the owner is absent and the valve is stuck open and you don't know where to shut the water off this could be a savior.

    i spend a lot of time researching methods and machines, sometimes i don't come up with anything, sometimes i do.

    i called back yesterday to have one set on the counter for my partner to pick up and i have to by an ipex for 46 + 3 ea. for inserts, this ain't polly country.
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 47,638

    Last brass compression x fpt adapter for 1-1/2 inch CTS poly I bought cost me over fifty bucks.
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,974

    Pack joints are pricey, to be sure, but I've never had one fail. Plus, they are so easy to install. :clapping:

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