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Oldest equipment that you’ve pulled out of a job...pics please!

Discussion in 'Professional Discussions' started by Outlawn, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Outlawn

    Outlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 996

    Like the title says: what’s the oldest equipment that you’ve pulled out of a job? Controllers, heads, valves, backflows, or anything in between.

    I’ll start off. I replaced this J Hardie 4000 today. This same system also had two copper spray heads which were soldered onto copper risers.

    Not pictured (yet) but I have a customer from when I had the lawn company which had the oldie brass-pop up heads and brass manual gate valves.

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    For what it’s worth, the date on the battery was “SEP 2001”
     
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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I bet that Hardie 4000 was made in California.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Damn good stuff! :nod:

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  4. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that clock was a fun one. It always took a few minutes to remember how to program them.
     
  5. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Gold Member
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    I probably see 25 of those a year still
     
  6. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would say I run into about 5 Imperial's a year still. On multi-mill houses even lol
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    There was this one last year that crapped out.. It was a weathermatic but even more simpler then the imperial/ rain bird mech. I had to use the weathermatic SL secret amperage setting to activate the higher amp old solenoids.

    The rain clox .. I've only seen one of these

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  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,999

    Imperials were very popular with the "in the know" contractors in the PNW. I recall thinking, after I installed my first one, "you've hit the big time, Mikie"!
     
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  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 52,277

    Was a two-clock install for dual scheduling?
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  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Way back when, I had a client that was having trouble with a slow recharging well. I put in a Imperial 22 zoner, though the system was only 11. Used the clock to delay in between the real zones. Worked perfect until the next "irrihack" (rather than call me) installed a 12 zoner: ran the whole place out of water! Almost had the guy convinced he needed a new well until he called me and found out WHY the 22 zoner went in. :oops:
     
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  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 52,277

    Yeah, the waste-every-even-numbered-zone-to-recharge-the-well programming was once the only available option. It required a system without a master valve, or for a well-water system, a pressure tank and pressure switch, to keep the pump from deadheading during the recharge period. The exception to that configuration rule was the Batrow controller, since it used the 24-hour time-keeping wheel to also time the zones, as per trip pins set into its perimeter, making it possible to use those with a relay-controlled well supply.
     
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