You are not logged in.

Search results

Search results 1-3 of 3.

Sunday, June 20th 2004, 2:34pm

Author: jmm1804

Rainbird brass valves

I've cleaned up some of them, and they do work beautifully. Zone One has 4 pop ups. All four pop ups leak, they are brass. The local hardware store only had 3 of the 1/2" female 90 degree threaded connectors which these older kind use to attach to the PVC pipe. Guess my question is : do these older Brass rainbird half circle pop-ups outperform the newer plastic type? Am I missing some rubber gaskets on these, causing them to leak and sputter? These appear to be only 35-50% of performance. This r...

Monday, June 7th 2004, 12:53pm

Author: jmm1804

they don't make 'em like this anymore.

Thanks much for responding. Put several hours into the "uncovering" what is and isn't working. The controller is shot, too old to function as it was a mechanical timer. That will have to be replaced. This property has a 9 zone (9 valve) setup. Very old valves by the looks of things. I cannot determine who manufactured these - (wondering if I may be able to replace just the solenoids if they do not open). Located all 9 valves and the main water shut on/off. Have a significant leak in the rear yar...

Thursday, June 3rd 2004, 11:49am

Author: jmm1804

they don't make 'em like this anymore.

background information: just moved into this 1960 era home, with a TURF irrigation corporation sprinkler system that hasn't work since who knows when. The last homeowner simply let the yard and the home go down the tubes. I'm getting around to lots of various and sundry tasks. Is it worth my trouble to work on this sprinkler system as is, pull the controller and start with a new one? Appears to be 9 zones, and haven't actually counted the number of sprinkler heads. One line has been cut, and a s...