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Nasty one

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by muddywater, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    Rain bird LX controller.

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  2. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I love these Hunter boxes. This one is running a little low on mps since that is what we use 90% of the time. I ended up getting several of them for free on the last promotion they had. I have 3 that are stocked. It cost me $700-800 in stock each time(ouch!) mainly because of the mps, but it is so nice to have everything you need.

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  3. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    Oldie but goodie.

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  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 48,909

    if that Rainbird valve were really old, it would have an ITT u-frame loose-coil solenoid :p
     
  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    What do you think? 30 years old?
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I doubt it, but I stopped paying attention to Rainbird brass valves when they made a seemingly needless change in design that made the old diaphragm assembly obsolete.
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is older, since it has an external bleed.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    They never will remove the external bleed on their brass valves. The manufacturers have learned that bleed screws are worth having.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,296

    I agree, with external beeds, you can tell if you've even got hydraulics and be able to bleed the system. My choice is external and internal bleeds.
     
  10. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    I agree, Mike, real valves bleed both ways.

    So where's Der FimcoMeister?
     

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