Does any know if Nozzle "Blanks"/"caps" exist?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by RhettMan, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,600

    Leary sent me a suggestion some time ago about a product called a xeri-cap.

    But i cant tell if that replaced just the nozzle, or the riser, spring, and jar-top completely.

    I'd like to find and keep on hand about 30 blank nozzles, that would cap off the stem on pop-up heads for instances when searching for leaks.
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,148

    The guts need to be pulled for the cap to work. We carried a bucket of them for installs, rather than use the crappy orange "flush caps".
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2013
  3. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 2,600

    i know what you mean, any debris larger than the flush outlet, no good.


    do you have anything for capping nozzles, (ie. if you only need to stop flow on a zone for leak detection & were meaning to replace the original nozzle after diagnosis)

    a nozzle cap?
  4. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,128

    you could take some old nozzles and epoxy the openings shut from the inside.... that would keep the water from flowing through them.
  5. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
    Messages: 1,865

    Assuming they were installed with the screen like they were supposed to be, I just screw the "flow control" on teh nozzle down and turn the flow off to look for leaks. It takes less time than it would to change every nozzle to a blank.

    To answer your specific question, I looked for blank nozzles a few years ago and couldn't come up with anything.
  6. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Rainbird still makes the xeri cap for 1800's its in the catalog with their drip stuff. Hunter makes a blank nozzle for PGP's, its on the Gray low angle tree.
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,148

    I've done that, as well. That's the neat thing about the shut-offs that Hunter & RB offer for some of their rotors :clapping:
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,648

    VANs work for this purpose
  9. Mike from Canada

    Mike from Canada LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    if you install a hunter filter with a rainbird nozzle, no water will spray out of the nozzles. :canadaflag:
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,374

    A squirt of silicone caulk will make an old rotor nozzle into a blank.

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