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The most challenging clock to program?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, May 13, 2007.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    My kind of valve....along w/ Superior & Weather-Matic brass. Nice to see a
    schraeder (sp?) valve installed..red brass?...makes my day!
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cast iron body. Brass bonnet. Rated at 300 psi. And that's the standard solenoid you see. They have a oversized very-low-power solenoid available. A one-inch valve weighs eight pounds. Absolute tanks.
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tanks are us.....challenge is to market them....for master valves, yes.....
    I have serviced systems with all brass valves..those were the days!
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    They make a perfect match with the old Thompson brass/iron gear drive rotors. I used to service a few residential systems with Griswold valves and Rainbird 27/37 golf course impact popups, the ones with a cast iron case.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    In our market impacts have ceased...when I worked for a school district, all
    heads were rain-bird 27/37..killer stuff...rookies(including me) had a hard
    time adjusting...as came in gear-drives.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I still have some divider cases with the various impact nozzles for brass heads. Haven't opened them in years. Would occasionally make a sick impact zone healthy by changing nozzles. I'll still use impacts on pond water systems.
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Excellent point...we had a pond pump system where big nozzles pushed the
    gunk thru.....grear-drive unfriendly.....I just never liked that sound!
     
  8. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    early greenskeepers and very easy..

    thats my only problem
     
  10. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Every time I think of Griswald I think of Clark and National Lampoon. :)
     

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