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indyfabz 05-10-20 08:26 PM

The Forester would still get 28 mpg if I were to properly inflate the tires.

Jadesfire 05-10-20 09:25 PM

I'm past due in my Jeep to change the transmission and T-case fluids, and to rotate the tires. I've also put off dealing with my oil pressure sensor that needs to be replaced because FCA, in their infinite wisdom, now requires half of the engine to be taken apart to change it- and that's only a slight exaggeration. But it's a Jeep- it's supposed to have that check engine light on, right?

LesterOfPuppets 05-10-20 09:51 PM

I've had the most ridiculous time setting up zone 2 irrigation for the northwest lawn. I'm changing it from 4 sprayers to 2 rotors, so I ran some new pipe out to the corner of the lawn, plug all the Tees for the olde sprayers and flush the pipe for 20 secs. Then put the swing joint and rotor on the end, open the valve and there's not enough pressure to pop the rotor up. Urrggghh.

So I put a cap on the swing joint, remove a plug from an olde tee, open the valve and I got Old Faithful pressure. So I uncap the swing joint, open the valve and dribbles.

For the run to the corner, I tapped into an olde tee that was 1/2" thread, so it choked down to 1/2 through the tee and couple inches more for a connector and a street elbow that put it back to 3/4 pipe that was about 6' long and rose about 2".

Maybe the necking down to 1/2" and then opening up to an uphill 3/4" run is impacting pressure that much? Seems unlikely, and I was really close to sitting down and working out the fluid dynamics of such a situation, bit then I decided screw it, gonna cut that 1/2" crap out of the equation. Dug up the tee, cut it off, made the whole run to the corner 3/4".

Turned on the valve, and it's dribbling out the swing joint.

I finally got the idea to pull the swing joint and check pressure. Full blown geyser!

Turns out there was a damn pebble in the run that wouldn't pass through the swing joint, but didn't get flushed out upon the earlier flushing.

What a day.
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Velo Vol 05-10-20 10:07 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21467562)
I've had the most ridiculous time setting up zone 2 irrigation for the northwest lawn.
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LesterOfPuppets 05-10-20 10:39 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21467574)

Ain't nobody got time for that. I have been running one of those since it seemed easier than replacing a couple of the olde sprayers that broke. And they were on manual zone valves. The new setup is on timers.

Trsnrtr 05-11-20 05:48 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21467301)
Do you have a daily list of chores?

I think that I told this before but Iím old and forgetful so here goes:

My wife still worked for a couple years when I retired and she would ask me every night when she got home what had I done all day so I started making a list to prove I wasnít a slacker.

1. Did some grocery shopping (rode bike to the convenience store and got a cup of coffee)
2. Did some yard work (picked up a piece of trash or a stick in the yard)
3. Did some banking (hit the ATM at the convenience store while buying a cup of coffee)

etcetera, you get the idea.

Trsnrtr 05-11-20 05:50 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21467562)
I've had the most ridiculous time setting up zone 2 irrigation for the northwest lawn. I'm changing it from 4 sprayers to 2 rotors, so I ran some new pipe out to the corner of the lawn, plug all the Tees for the olde sprayers and flush the pipe for 20 secs. Then put the swing joint and rotor on the end, open the valve and there's not enough pressure to pop the rotor up. Urrggghh.

So I put a cap on the swing joint, remove a plug from an olde tee, open the valve and I got Old Faithful pressure. So I uncap the swing joint, open the valve and dribbles.

For the run to the corner, I tapped into an olde tee that was 1/2" thread, so it choked down to 1/2 through the tee and couple inches more for a connector and a street elbow that put it back to 3/4 pipe that was about 6' long and rose about 2".

Maybe the necking down to 1/2" and then opening up to an uphill 3/4" run is impacting pressure that much? Seems unlikely, and I was really close to sitting down and working out the fluid dynamics of such a situation, bit then I decided screw it, gonna cut that 1/2" crap out of the equation. Dug up the tee, cut it off, made the whole run to the corner 3/4".

Turned on the valve, and it's dribbling out the swing joint.

I finally got the idea to pull the swing joint and check pressure. Full blown geyser!

Turns out there was a damn pebble in the run that wouldn't pass through the swing joint, but didn't get flushed out upon the earlier flushing.

What a day.
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I donít understand a word of this and Iím happier for it.

abshipp 05-11-20 06:13 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21467862)
I don’t understand a word of this and I’m happier for it.

Seems like a lot of work for something so useless (to me) as a lawn. Whenever I buy a house I would love to just gravel the whole lot. Too bad that would likely take a chunk out of the resale value :rolleyes:

LAJ 05-11-20 06:14 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21467562)
I've had the most ridiculous time setting up zone 2 irrigation for the northwest lawn. I'm changing it from 4 sprayers to 2 rotors, so I ran some new pipe out to the corner of the lawn, plug all the Tees for the olde sprayers and flush the pipe for 20 secs. Then put the swing joint and rotor on the end, open the valve and there's not enough pressure to pop the rotor up. Urrggghh.

So I put a cap on the swing joint, remove a plug from an olde tee, open the valve and I got Old Faithful pressure. So I uncap the swing joint, open the valve and dribbles.

For the run to the corner, I tapped into an olde tee that was 1/2" thread, so it choked down to 1/2 through the tee and couple inches more for a connector and a street elbow that put it back to 3/4 pipe that was about 6' long and rose about 2".

Maybe the necking down to 1/2" and then opening up to an uphill 3/4" run is impacting pressure that much? Seems unlikely, and I was really close to sitting down and working out the fluid dynamics of such a situation, bit then I decided screw it, gonna cut that 1/2" crap out of the equation. Dug up the tee, cut it off, made the whole run to the corner 3/4".

Turned on the valve, and it's dribbling out the swing joint.

I finally got the idea to pull the swing joint and check pressure. Full blown geyser!

Turns out there was a damn pebble in the run that wouldn't pass through the swing joint, but didn't get flushed out upon the earlier flushing.

What a day.
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With the reduction and subsequent increase, it would have been slightly delayed, but pressure would have equalized once hitting the limit of the sprinkler head. I hate sprinkler work! Good you got it.

LAJ 05-11-20 06:16 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21467891)
Seems like a lot of work for something so useless (to me) as a lawn. Whenever I buy a house I would love to just gravel the whole lot. Too bad that would likely take a chunk out of the resale value :rolleyes:

The person that owned this house prior to us did that gravel thing. It's forever, unless you pull a front loader in and dig down a foot or two. We fight it constantly, and it sucks.

abshipp 05-11-20 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21467894)
The person that owned this house prior to us did that gravel thing. It's forever, unless you pull a front loader in and dig down a foot or two. We fight it constantly, and it sucks.

I figured it wouldn't be worth it just to save some time and effort on yard work. I don't want to shoot myself in the foot like that.

indyfabz 05-11-20 06:29 AM

R.I.P. Jerry Stiller.

rjones28 05-11-20 06:40 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 21467574)

That's a lot of water.

WhyFi 05-11-20 06:45 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21467940)
That's a lot of water.

Maybe he's pre-hydrating.

rjones28 05-11-20 06:48 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21467599)
Ain't nobody got time for that. I have been running one of those since it seemed easier than replacing a couple of the olde sprayers that broke. And they were on manual zone valves. The new setup is on timers.

We're in zone 5. No timers needed.

datlas 05-11-20 06:50 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21467439)
The Forester would still get 28 mpg if I were to properly inflate the tires.

Which car tire inflator is best??

:innocent:

datlas 05-11-20 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21467917)
R.I.P. Jerry Stiller.

Serenity Now.

I think he had a good life and got to 92. That's pretty good.

abshipp 05-11-20 06:51 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21467950)
We're in zone 5. No timers needed.

Zone 5 here, too :bday:

rjones28 05-11-20 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21467894)
The person that owned this house prior to us did that gravel thing. It's forever, unless you pull a front loader in and dig down a foot or two. We fight it constantly, and it sucks.

I assume that, if you want a gravel lot, you need to do something to stop things from growing. Sounds like a major undertaking.

Velo Vol 05-11-20 06:59 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 21467950)
We're in zone 5. No timers needed.

I don't know what zone 5 is but the lawn has been growing just fine without watering.

Velo Vol 05-11-20 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21467861)
My wife still worked for a couple years when I retired and she would ask me every night when she got home what had I done all day so I started making a list to prove I wasnít a slacker.

Remember when DougRNS posted his daily to-do list here?

I bet he has more chores than rjones28 .

BillyD 05-11-20 07:00 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21467891)
Seems like a lot of work for something so useless (to me) as a lawn. Whenever I buy a house I would love to just gravel the whole lot. Too bad that would likely take a chunk out of the resale value :rolleyes:

*gasp* :eek:

rjones28 05-11-20 07:01 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21467912)
I figured it wouldn't be worth it just to save some time and effort on yard work. I don't want to shoot myself in the foot like that.

The rjones28 lawns have biodiversity. I just make everything the same height from time-to-time.

BillyD 05-11-20 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21467917)
r.i.p. Jerry stiller.

+1

rjones28 05-11-20 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21467958)
Zone 5 here, too :bday:

Represent


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