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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by londonrain, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    This was a manifold I received a call on with a leaking tee fitting.

    I told the homeowner I would only rebuild the entire manifold if I was going to do any work on it.
    This thing had been patched back together a few time and two valves added.
    A plumber had just cut into it for an automatic pond filler, he was the one who informed the homeowner the tee was leaking.
    It had no valve box and a piece of wood as a cover, this is at a $700,000+ home.
    We rebuilt the manifold and moved it out from the foundation, installed a ball valve for the auto pond filler and another ball valve for future expansion of the system.





  2. Hank Reardon

    Hank Reardon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 599

    How do you feel about the plastic ball valve?
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,529

    Hey, it's South Carolina. No worries with ball valves. (unlike in colder climes)

    You know you could have fit it all in one box, with the pond fill, and have had room to spare :p
  4. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,445

    Couldnt have done better myself!

  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Clean, professional looking job! You took a rat's nest and made some sense out of it. :clapping:
  6. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    We've been using them to replace brass angle valves and they've been working great for us so far.
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,529

    What's with the angle valves? I thought those were pretty indestructible.
  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Looks like one I did recently.

    Good job, except for the primer slopped everywhere (Btw...IPS 725 doesn't need primer).
  9. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    Yes that is the bad thing about the P68 purple primer, you can see it if runs all over the pipes and the drips from working above the piping. I work the primer on the pipe and the fittings really good to knock the shine off of the pvc pipe and fittings.
    I have been doing my manifolds like this for over 15 years. Three 1" valves in a 12" or 4 in a jumbo. I always leave enough space between all fittings for a extra cut if needed. With the P68 and 705 combo I give a 10 year warranty on piping and have never had to go back and repair a manifold or piping because of a leaking joint.
    Changing diaphragms or solenoids is very easy with this manifold setup.

    P.S. it was hot today 97 with a real feel of 105+ that could have been sweat on the pipes..lol

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