UPDATE: Turns out these valves aren’t half-bad, they’re just old and need to be in a box or cover to protect them from the UV’s — and I can get them for less than Amazon prices at my local nursery… Score!
“Irritating Troll” (which might be the Reddit sub-title of my blog) comes from the covers of the drip-irrigation system, “Irritrol”… Marketing-fail.
Which reminds me of an engineer guy I worked with when we were building the interactive On-Screen Guide, who wanted to start-up his own company.
As brand-savvy designers, writers, and marketeers he came to us and asked our opinion of a company named after his specialty line of work, doing engineering protocols.
We advised him that it sounded like a specialty all right, but a company called “Protocology” also sounded a bit…medical. Was he familiar with forceps and the speculum, etc?
He started a company under a less “catchy” name that was more clearly about his skill-set and went on to do quite well – I think.
Anyhow, one’s lost its lid, a dirt-catcher rotates far too easily and, [Jerry Lewis Voice:] “Hay LADY, you need a couple new Solenoids!”….
I need to dig it out a bit more and see what the lower-end connections look like, whether it’s glued-up or threaded – and the fixed-distance valve set-up is something to take into consideration too.
Then there’s the wiring…
Meh Dentist id gud buth thoo things at onth ith a bith muth. Crown AND filling, same side upper.