Can someone explain part of a sprinkler system?

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Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:43 pm

Firefly wrote:There are water motor gongs (WMG's) and electric bells. The electric bells are becoming more common these days and those are tied to the flow switches. The WMG's operate with no electricity. When a sprinkler opens and water flows, it flows through a small pipe that goes through the back of the gong. The water turns a wheel, and the wheel is connected to a hammer that rings the gong. I actually have a few of these and a siamese FDC sitting in my back yard.
Where my dad works they have those. I think it a company called Reliable Alarm
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Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:52 pm

Firefly wrote:Rasco=Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co.

Still in business today, its one of the major manufacturers of sprinkler equipment. I'm sure the bell you saw was red with a white center, sort of reminiscent of a target.
Nope.
More like this:
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Just it has the shield all around,

It's a 1950s system
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