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We broke couple of 1804 retros..

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jcom, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    One of our macho techs tightened the fitting on some 1804 retros and broke the top half of the 1/2" nipple out of the body.

    Any chance to repair this part of the retro?

    Paid $13.00 for each of the two he broke.

    Thanks

    John
     
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,131

    call your supplier on a warranty..

    brah.
     
  3. Flow Control

    Flow Control LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,267

  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    Nipple extractor, new nipple, rescrew. done, beautiful.
     
  5. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
    Messages: 18,668

    Not what he is talking about. We use retros all the time and I've never broken one so I'm not sure what part broke. can you post a pic? That 1/2" swivels and is attached to the prs. Did he crack the 1/2" threads themselves? Next time tell the dingaling to just use two wraps of teflon and hand tighten.:hammerhead:
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,131

    hopefully digging ditches somewhere south from here..
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    fimco, do you use teflon on spray heads when you attach them to the nipple?
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,131

    i hope not.
     
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,889

    either do what stream rotar said or just chuck em out
     
  10. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
    Messages: 18,668

    No. I'll find a pic and post what he is talking about.
     

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