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  1. Professional Discussions
    IQ Global Weather is forecasting temps of 5-19°f higher than other sources (WU, Aeris, Accuweather, etc.) for the north metro areas of St Paul MN (5512x). It is also indicating past rainfall amounts of about 1/10 actual (so it says 0.039" when actual for the area was 0.34-0.68"). This is...
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    I have a residential customer with half a dozen DV100 1" valves in his yard. A couple weeks ago, he complains that one of his heads is leaking. I diagnose a slow leak in the zone valve and proceed to try to fix it. (his water meter isn't very sensitive and never showed a leak so I'm not...
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    So I’m doing an install on a yard with a well. They have a well where I’m getting static 35-40 psi. They are afraid of their pressure dropping over time with the building that’s going on. The installer decided to take out a head and now they’re only running 5 GPM and The owners complaining...
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    First-time poster here, hopefully I'm asking this in a useful way! I'm fairly new to irrigation design, only have a few designs under my belt. And I'm trying to understand Rainbird's catalog for the R-VAN series. I've been on the phone with them several times and can't seem to get a super...
  5. Professional Discussions
    Looking for a source for these 2-pin DC power end connectors at the end of the Rainbird UT-1 transformer and need to know what they're called. Thanks
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    What is your opinion on Rainbird Falcon rotors versus the Hunter I-25? At our school, we use Rainbird 1800 spray heads, Rainbird 5000 series rotors, Hunter I-20s, Rainbird Falcons, and Hunter I-25s. The Falcons are on the baseball diamond and the I-25s are on the soccer field. Recently, it...
  7. Marketplace
    Golf course sprinklers used in great shape 550 750 and 900s all for sale. Also rain bird 5550s for sale. Golf course never been played after being built. Also quite a few valves are for sell as well. The steel skid plate the water pumps sit on is also for sale.
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    I recently bought a unit filled with rainbird items. I have over 20 pat+es grey plastic sprinkler boxes. They are all fully functional and in excellent condition. Also have a bunch of eagal 550 and 750 sprinklers in excellent condition as well. I'm trying to sell these items at an excellent...
  9. Homeowner Assistance Forum
    So a few days ago I spent a few hundred dollars having a sprinkler company come out and fix up my sprinkler system. There were a bunch of broken heads and some messed up pipes, and I didn't feel comfortable doing it myself. One sprinkler head in the landscape bed in the front of the house, by...
  10. Professional Discussions
    Here is a thread to use to ask questions or make comments for which you expect or want a reply from Rain Bird. This is an effort to keep other threads 'clean' and on topic. So, when I notice a comment or question off topic Rain Bird issues in another thread , I will direct you here to discuss...
  11. Professional Discussions
    I was wanting opinions on rotor placement. I am using RB 5004s to water a 32 x 50 lawn. One corner has a 5'r quarter circle flower bed with 12" high Iris plants along the arc. I thought of two options: 1. one 5006 inside the bed with 2.0LA nozzle spraying over the irises 2. two 5004 outside...
  12. Professional Discussions
    Is anyone else having problems with dvf-100 valves breaking / splitting at the main threaded base and or body that are manufactured around May - July 2011? I've seen more of these break this year than ever before. The several hundred Rainbird dv valves that have been installed up to 8 years...
  13. Marketplace
    I have 2 used Rainbird PAR+ES two wire controllers for sale. One had a Dib board issue. $1800 for the working one and $1300 for the other. These are just the controllers. No decoders. Gray plastics pedestals. Located in central Iowa. 515-491-6445
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    Hi Everyone, I'm a homeowner (in New England, if that makes a difference in the grand scheme). I'm looking at getting an irrigation system installed at my home and am struggling with making the final decision on a service provider. I'm looking at 3 proposals: one which is all Rain Bird, the...
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