Abstract: Do you have problems ordering irrigation fittings? Whenever I order an obscure fitting or valve I get the two-second silent treatment from the counter guy. I know these guys well but they seem frustrated by the endless flow of new-fangled irrigation fittings.
Do you want to make a positive impact for the golf construction industry? Write a Field Guide to Irrigation Fittings. If you’ve been fixing sprinklers for many years you should know a tapping sleeve from a shirt sleeve. You should know that a toe nipple isn’t a birth defect. Many golf course field techs or irrigation counter staff don’t know this information.
You can’t get this information from a parts catalog. That’s why I’m proposing an online Field Guide to Irrigation Fittings that will include pictures, specifications and a web link to all irrigation manufacturers and suppliers. Make a field version that will fit in your pocket with a spiral binding and glossy paper. Someone write this book please!