few pics

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by londonrain, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,129

    Slow again around here, so a few pics from the week.....
    3 cracked valves...
    one main line blow out
    and a drain replacement....

    First image 7 toro 250's in a jumbo box packed in side by side..all fittings butted up together...with two cracked bodies :confused:
    Not how I would have installed them....but I here to fix them....
    Two new Toro's installed in that mess...tight but we did it without cutting out the entire manifold....

    A 205 with a mainline blowout ...no primer:cry:.
    main line fixed...
    another cracked dv100 body for you guys who still have never seen one..trust me that dv's crack ....... pipe over the valve?

    Replacing a 6" drain that was crushed by a few dump trucks........
    It was originally installed by six Mexicans with shovels....

  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't ever see those green bleed screws.

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    I HATE MANIFOLDS. They hurt my eyes just looking at them.
  4. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I love hearing this. just goes to show what a few thousand miles do to local technique. I looked at that and said "eh, it ain't that bad (even if it is PVC). Conversely, I hate looking for/ locating a single valve wrapped in plastic and buried.

    Great pics though, which one is you London?

    ...me, gratefully enjoying 60 degrees in the winter; i played golf four days this week. shot my personal best (86), even though it was from temporaries on the ladies tees. I'll still take it.

  5. Southern Signature

    Southern Signature LawnSite Member
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    "A day in the life of an irrigation repair man" looks like you're haveing fun...
  6. Mad Estonian

    Mad Estonian LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yeah, the pipe over the valve is really nice. Ugh.

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    Speaking of hunting for the single valve. Now that I have a GPS I've started writing the GPS coordinates of my repairs on the invoices. Wiring splices, valves, capped mainlines, etc. Makes the invoices look really smart if nothing else.
  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    Yup!! When we do smartline change outs that what we're going to be doing too. Since we turn down the backflow and flow controls on every valve, we are already at every valve location anyways.
    It does make for a smart invoice:)

    Why don't other people do it the dallas way peter?

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    I don't know John, I just don't know.:cry:

    But in all seriousness I can see why manifolds are popular up north with blowouts and freezing such an issue. I think with the two wire technology you are going to figure out real fast the cost effective method is manifolds of four valves.
  10. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Stark contrast to you two ghostly country boys!

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