My largest percentage gpm drop to date

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Overhauled this zone to MP 1000s.Yanked 25 year old 570 3"pu. Replaced with 1804 sams. Capped three heads totally unnessecary. Beginning GPM before starting overhaul 13 gpm. Gpm after overhaul. Take a guess.








    2.5gpm

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  2. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    Can you believe these nipples! Also brass nozzles for MPQ (the new guy that loves K-Rains)

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  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Should of used K-Rains.
     
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    weathermatic nozzles:)
     
  5. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    We also did a mp conversion on a system today ....zone 1 we replaced 5 r-50's with mp3000's and added a head for even distribution....zone 2 replaced 8 spray nozzles with mp1000's and 2000's...
     
  6. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    I'm telling you LR. We could trade places and our customers would never miss a beat.
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    Did you also turn down the flow control on the valve, or was that reduction in gpms from new nozzles?
     
  8. londonrain

    londonrain LawnSite Silver Member
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    I tried using the flow control on a 1" PGA and it was either on or off, got it dialed in perfectly then shut off valve, tested the valve again and no flow, opened the valve up two turns and retested the zone again and had flow.
     
  9. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    The valves were not to be seen John. i'm guessing they are still buried somewhere. Eventually I'll have these people in a SL and I'll ping them out. That is strictly from the new nozzles and upgraded heads and replaced nipples.
     
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'll bite. Let's assume 60% reduction due to nozzle - 15-20% for capped sprinklers.

    My guess is 3-4 GPM new flow rate.
     

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