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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Srlance31

    Srlance31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Looks like a threaded fitting at brick and another in ground. Seen this with a 2” backflow pvb but it was threaded at building and a compression coupler vertical after pvb. Yes it was as crooked as the one pictured above. Yes it did blow. Haha
     
  2. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,868

    Nope-soldered at the brick. I surmise the newer masonry to the left had something to do with twisting the plumbing to its present state. If it were level the copper would be in the way. Wouldn't be the first time other contractors messed with an irrigation system is some way.
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,592

    the Leaning Tower of Backflow
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,681

    Saw this beauty today. Who needs an adapter? 3/4 pipe thread is pretty close to a 1" insert... it just clamp the sh!t out of it to be safe. IMG_2216.JPG
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,592

    There is a house with a poly water supply line that had a one inch brass nipple clamped into the end of it. I think it very much helped that the street pressure was less than 35 psi.
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,193

    I did an install a month ago or so.

    Instructed plumber exactly how to get me right ie 1” supply, drain before device and after, copper outflow.

    He gives me this
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    No 1” supply. I suppose that’s 3/8th tops.
    Thankfully I always keep my design well under “spec”.

    All the heads came up and this was the result by the grace of landscape gods.

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    With all the rain we got for a late fall hydro weed this one came out top shelf.

    My landscape friend was happy, H.O was happy.
    And we have to drip zones to add on this spring:)
     
  7. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from USA
    Messages: 16,587

    Nice work. So where did you tee? Boiler drain inlet?
     
  8. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,868

    Maybe he's studying to be a cardiac surgeon and this is his first bypass.
     
  9. Srlance31

    Srlance31 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Weird how plumbers have issues with irrigation. I’ve spelled it out before in specs on doing stuff but there’s always something that makes me go “uhh huh??” Example: low point drain inside that isn’t low point because the tee that it’s on is rotated 90 degrees and creates a pocket for water. Have to be anal about the design and whatnot in the north.
     
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  10. Love the Green Biz

    Love the Green Biz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,868

    I've run into similar issues with plumbers. You'd think they would know that water flows downhill.
     
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