Winterizing Your Irrigation Systems

admin | October 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (5,422)

Rain Bird Valve Box Special!

admin | September 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (9,117)

Try out their new PVB professional series!

PVBMST $11.00 PVBSTEXT $10.00


The new Rain Bird® PVB Professional series offers rugged, no-nonsense dependability, but with a price tag that can meet any budget.

Call your local BISCO branch to place your order today!

*Picture courtesy of Rain Bird.

Hunter/FX Luminaire Counter Days!

admin | August 8, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (3,813)

Hunter Counter Day

Summer Sizzler Specials from Rain Bird & BISCO!

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Summer Sizzler Specials

Helpful Products & Tools Make Irrigation Service Productive & Profitable

admin | July 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (5,743)

By Wayne Wheeler, The Source, Inc.

Routine maintenance is part of keeping an automobile in good working order. Changing the oil, wiper blades and brake pads ensures top performance and prolongs the useful life of the vehicle.

Irrigation systems also have components that wear out over time. With the large number of irrigation systems installed in the last 25 years, the irrigation maintenance, repair and overhaul business is expected to grow at twice the rate of installations in the next 5 years.

Smart contractors are increasing focus on the fast-growing service end of the business. These companies can benefit by learning more about the unique products, tools and technology available that can equip an efficient, effective field service team.

The Source, Inc. has developed a number of handy and affordable products that are particularly helpful in the diagnosis, maintenance and repair of older irrigation systems.

“Universal” Replacement Solenoids Replacing Valve Solenoid

Many original manufacturer valve solenoids will have a useful life of less than 7 years, while the overall system is expected to last for over 30 years. Therefore, solenoids are commonly replaced several times over the life of the system.

With a wide variety of brands, types and styles of valves already in the ground, it’s almost impossible for a contractor to carry an exact fit for every situation. The Source, Inc. offers a universal solenoid kit that adapts to many older brands of valves. Every service truck should carry with one of these kits so technicians can complete repairs to oddball valves without needing to special order parts.

Troubleshooting Irrigation Field WiringElectric Valve Repair / Rebuild Kits

Internal operating parts within irrigation valves wear out with regular on/off operation. With larger-size plastic or brass valves, it always makes sense to rebuild or repair the existing valve rather than replacing it entirely. With a rebuild, there’s less disruption to the system and less chance for damage to or contamination of other components. For over 30 years, The Source, Inc. has packaged the well-accepted R Co. comprehensive repair kits that enable the technical to replace all wear-related parts during a rebuild (diaphragm, spring, o-rings). These handy kits are clearly labeled by brand and size so there’s no guessing on which parts to buy or replace.

Electrical Diagnostic Tools Working Around Bad Wiring with Add-A-Zone

Many companies are adding new technicians to keep up with customer demand for irrigation service. New technicians appreciate the convenience of jobsite diagnostic tools that point them directly to the problem component. The Source, Inc. offers handy devices especially for irrigation troubleshooting that make it simple to check system components (controller, valve, wiring) with simple pass/fail indicators. These products include the Checkmate III and Checker Jr. In addition, the handy Chatterbox is the most economical tool available to locate unmarked/buried valves.

Add-A-Zone PackageElectrical Repair Problem Solvers

A common problem found on many older irrigation systems is failures of electrical splices and cables. Improper splices or nicks in the wire jacket eventually corrode, leading to open circuits. Valves fail to operate and the landscape dies.

Often the cost of trenching in new cable to replace runs that have gone bad is prohibitive. Tracing and repairing bad wiring can take days and involves a lot of digging and trial-and-error. The alternative, installing replacement cables, may require significant landscape or hardscape disruption.

A widely accepted way to solve these “broken wire” issues is to work around them. The market leading solution is Add-A-Zone from The Source, Inc. which enables the contractor to implement individual timed control of two different valve solenoids with only one good pair of electrical wires. Unlike traditional “doubling” devices, the Add-A-Zone’s patented design is easier to install and requires no work-arounds in programming or operating the timer.

For systems with multiple bad cables, devices like the Switch Hitter or Splitter can help a contractor control even more valves with a single good pair of wires. These devices make electrical repairs faster, easier and less disruptive, allowing the technician to deliver a higher level of customer satisfaction.

Tap into the growing market in profitable irrigation service with smart solutions that help technicians be more productive and successful in diagnosing and completing repairs. Learn more about the helpful products and tools available at

SAVE THE DATE: Hunter/FX Luminaire Counter Days Coming in August!

admin | July 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (5,623)

Take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch at our upcoming Hunter/FX counter days! Representatives from hunter and FX Luminaire will be available to answer questions and to update you on the latest technology. Each counter days goes from 10am-2pm. We look forward to seeing you!

August 20th, 2013 – BISCO, East Hartford, CT

August 21st, 2013 – BISCO, Portsmouth, NH

August 22nd, 2013 – BISCO, Dedham, MA

Contact Megan for more info (800)225-8006

Hunter Introduces the New MP-3500

admin | July 10, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (5,458)

Hunter is pleased to announce the MP3500:   The MP3500 is a 35’ spacing MP that is available in 90-210 configuration.  This product was developed at the request of a growing number of contractors who are doing entire systems in MP Rotators.  Click here for more information.

All of Hunter’s MP’s have these features:

  • Automatic Matched Precipitation across all arc and radius
  • Lower Precipitation rate product that reduces run off
  • Wind-resistant multi-stream multi-trajectory proven technology

*Information courtesy of Hunter Industries.

Buy One, Get One FREE from Baseline

admin | July 1, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (20,446)

Baseline is offering FREE Baseline biSensors  during

Smart Irrigation Month in July:

Buy one biSensor and get a second biSensor FREE with an approved request form.

Or buy any Baseline irrigation controller and get a biSensor FREE with an approved request form.

Offer Details

To receive the offer, buy one Baseline biSensor or a Baseline irrigation controller from BISCO between July 1, 2013 and July 31, 2013. Qualifying controllers include the BaseStation 1000, BaseStation 3200, and BaseStation 6000. Offer not valid on WaterTec S100.  Limit 2 free sensors per customer. Offer is only valid while supplies last and supplies are limited.  Offer void where prohibited by law. Additional restrictions may apply.

How to Apply

Mail-in Request Form

  1. Complete the request form.
  2. Attach valid copy of the original receipt.
  3. Mail your request to Baseline. Mail must be post-marked by August 31, 2013. Baseline is not responsible for mail lost or damaged by the US Postal Service.

Online Request Form

  1. Complete the online request form.
  2. Upload a scanned copy of the original receipt.
  3. Submit the online form by August 31, 2013.

Offer Fulfillment

After Baseline receives and approves your request form, please allow 10-14 days for processing plus shipping time.

*Promotion and information courtesy of Baseline.

Rain Bird Price Increase

admin | June 24, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (5,349)

Rain Bird Price Increase Notification
Effective July 1st, Rain Bird will implement a price increase on a number of their products.

Rain Bird Turf items with increases:

  • DV series valves,
  • U-series nozzles
  • 5004PC commercial rotors that include PRS along with the 5505
  • Maxi-Paw
  • LXME- Commercial controller
  • Drip control zone kits

No Increases on the following items:

  • Commercial Controls (LXD)
  • Contractor Controls
  • 1800’s
  • 5004PC
  • HV Contractor Valves
  • PGA Commercial Valves
  • PEB Commercial Valves
  • 5004PC

View Price List

BISCO apologizes for any inconvenience due to this manufacturer increase. We value your loyalty and strive to provide you with the best in products and service.

BISCO is now a proud member of ARCSA

admin | June 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments (7,717)



BISCO is now a proud member of  the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association. 

The Mission of the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, nonpotable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. 

For more information about the association or for rainwater harvesting tips and resources, visit: