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BrandonV
05-30-2008, 07:21 PM
took a bunch of pics at a job we did last year, i posted some in progress pics... here is is w/ not quite of year growth. also took some good close up (for an iphone at least) of the clock... this is how i like to do drip :weightlifter:

BrandonV
05-30-2008, 07:25 PM
btw that open trench above is where i installed a 2nd check valve to a line that had about 30' of elevation change. I put hunter 12" pops w/ check valves but they're only good for about 10' of head so I had to supplement w/ 2 inline check (under valve boxes of course) to keep the bottom of the run from getting swamped. worked like a champ. I didn't do it earlier because I had too much faith in the built in checks. (below is a pic of the water running out I'm trying to stop. it was about a 200' run so major water stored in that 1 1/4"

BrandonV
05-30-2008, 07:28 PM
we added a zone because owner wanted more screanage (more hollies to the left, got to love the 2 wire expandability

BrandonV
05-30-2008, 07:29 PM
last of the pics... i do have some of the clock though

BrandonV
05-30-2008, 07:37 PM
i made these bigger so mike can read it... and hopefully purp will chime in.

some close up of the "flow learning" cycle and also of the "flow monitoring" button. this system is pushing anywhere between 37 and 52 gpm depending on the zone. lake water of course. the flow alarm save me already on zone 13 the solenoid evidently went bad and the clock noticed a lack of volume moving and took the zone out of the cycle, not burt pump or excessive spray from the pressure relief valve... me = happy.

cpel2004
05-30-2008, 08:33 PM
Nice work on the irrigation, I wish i knew more about irrigation. The property looks good, do you also maintain the property? I wish my house was on a lake, lol. Oh and by the way the iphone takes very clean pictures, for a cell phone.

BrandonV
05-30-2008, 09:08 PM
thanks we did the whole project. Plants grading and everything in between. I would do the maintenance but the location is about 1.5 hrs from base so not an option. We do maintain the sprinklers though.

Mark B
05-30-2008, 09:38 PM
Nice job. What lake is that on?

hoskm01
05-30-2008, 11:08 PM
Looks good, Brandon.

How big was the whole prop there?

DanaMac
05-31-2008, 06:13 AM
Yes, very impressive. nice rocks.

FIMCO-MEISTER
05-31-2008, 06:13 AM
Great pics. In an in depth comparison of the RB 1812sam to the Hunter 12" with a check I found the RB to be much superior. I put them in similar situations and the RB had much less blow by and the Hunter would occasionally fail to seal off. When I took them apart to compare the spring on the RB was about 30% longer and that combined with the RB seal just IMO made it a much better head in low drainage situations. That Hunter timer looks sweet though. Have you thought about adding the Hunter ET system to it?

DanaMac
05-31-2008, 06:51 AM
Yes, very impressive. nice rocks.

Oh and the rocks I mentioned were from the other post about trenching.

FIMCO-MEISTER
05-31-2008, 06:55 AM
Oh and the rocks I mentioned were from the other post about trenching.

I'm glad you cleared that up Dana:)

DanaMac
05-31-2008, 06:57 AM
I'm glad you cleared that up Dana:)

Yes I know, it is very easy to confuse you old guys. :)

AI Inc
05-31-2008, 06:59 AM
Im not old, Im ah .... seasoned , ya thats it.

ULTRAPOS
05-31-2008, 07:55 AM
we added a zone because owner wanted more screanage (more hollies to the left, got to love the 2 wire expandability

Which 2 wire system are you using? Is it cost effective on a residential? We use Underhill 2wire and it doesnt become cost effective untill after 12 zones commercial where there is only one valve per box and spread apart

Mike Leary
05-31-2008, 09:31 AM
Nice stuff, Brandon...noticed you did not provide a close-up of the inside of the clock
so I could critique your wiring chops. :p:drinkup:

jimmyburg
05-31-2008, 10:54 AM
nice pic and nice lake

BrandonV
05-31-2008, 12:12 PM
mike there only 2 wires man how hard could it be?

BrandonV
05-31-2008, 12:15 PM
Which 2 wire system are you using? Is it cost effective on a residential? We use Underhill 2wire and it doesnt become cost effective untill after 12 zones commercial where there is only one valve per box and spread apart

Not cost effective at all... Until you come back and add a zone or reconfigure somthing. I used a hunter acc-d.

Mike Leary
05-31-2008, 02:52 PM
mike there only 2 wires man how hard could it be?

I see the two wire, what's that little bundle of joy on the left in pic #4, s...t
a.s? :rolleyes:

BrandonV
05-31-2008, 03:04 PM
my bad, didn't explain everything. I ran some multi strand to operate the flow sensor and also rain sensor. I didn't think it necessary to shell out for the "sensor" decoders.

Mike Leary
05-31-2008, 03:22 PM
Go to your corner, get your blanket & sit in the rocking chair for 20 minutes.

BrandonV
06-01-2008, 08:13 AM
:cry:yes father.

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-01-2008, 04:03 PM
Very nice bran..

as par the course looks like a nice install

I bet its hot as b@llz down there...

Mike Leary
06-01-2008, 04:16 PM
as par the course looks like a nice install


I have not seen a close up of the clock wiring yet. Maybe he's working this
weekend end to square that away. Looked like a rat's nest to me. :nono:

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-01-2008, 04:39 PM
Mike what are the top 5 mistakes you encounter when wiring?

Mike Leary
06-01-2008, 05:02 PM
Mike what are the top 5 mistakes you encounter when wiring?

1) Keep the color code the same all the way from field to splice box to
clock.
2) Use 13-strand to avoid color problems.
3) Keep files if colors change due to overlaps.
4)Don't take any drugs or alcohol when wiring.
5)Have no radio, cell or other distractions when wiring.
6) Keep field crew away from you when wiring.
7)Mount the clock & splice box in a position where you can spot a stool to wire
8)Have all strippers, screwdrivers, marking tape, close by.
9)Take a break once in a while to think where you might have f....d up.

Without A Drought
06-01-2008, 05:26 PM
as I recall it was 2 wire. how hard is that to F-up?

Mike Leary
06-01-2008, 05:32 PM
as I recall it was 2 wire. how hard is that to F-up?

Check # 4 pic in the post on the left. :hammerhead: If ROTAR was talking about two-wire, he needs re-grooving;
he's talking about conventional wiring, which I still believe in.

Without A Drought
06-01-2008, 05:40 PM
Ah, I stand semi-corrected. it is a 2-wire, but i can't tell what the other rat's nest is. rain/flow sensors? i don't know. sloppy. but what're you gonna do?

Mike Leary
06-01-2008, 06:03 PM
Just giving my bud some s..t.

BrandonV
06-01-2008, 06:33 PM
those are for the flow sensor and rain sensor. yes it was "sloppy, because uh... i ran a 10 strand and only used 4 wires and didn't want to cut off the others incase we want to add more sensors later... wind? freeze? who knows what else they'll come up with. Mr L. unfortunately w/ the hunter clocks I don't have the please of having a slice box usually. darn that built-in remote! But be assure (i'll take pics later to back it up) we usually do a better job.

Mike Leary
06-01-2008, 06:38 PM
I don't have the please of having a slice box usually. darn that built-in remote! But be assure (i'll take pics later to back it up) we usually do a better job.

No wonder ROTAR bailed.

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-01-2008, 07:21 PM
No wonder ROTAR bailed.

lol be nice ML..

They have a great operation down there...Top Shelf all the way....
between me/ u, I don't think I could hack it in that heat.....

When one of Brandon's Site Foreman told me about wallet sweat I didn't believe him....but after a few seconds of thought it made sense..

I'll stick to tree work this winter.....

http://youtube.com/watch?v=O47pO5_Wi9o

Mike Leary
06-01-2008, 07:39 PM
I don't think I could hack it in that heat..]

Always the problem when we northerners go south.

DanaMac
06-01-2008, 07:44 PM
Always the problem when we northerners go south.

I'll admit I'm the biggest pansy when it comes to heat. And we have virtually no humidity here. I'm a windows rolled up and A/C going all the time kind of guy. Even in the winter I use A/C quite often

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-01-2008, 07:57 PM
I'll admit I'm the biggest pansy when it comes to heat. And we have virtually no humidity here. I'm a windows rolled up and A/C going all the time kind of guy. Even in the winter I use A/C quite often

I know how you feel.

One day Down south, It was like 20...a good working weather for me....not to breezy...I decided to do it in a T-shirt just to show the southern boys what cold was...and 20 with no wind in the sun is def not cold...

Mike Leary
06-01-2008, 08:00 PM
We were in Phoenix last year, thought I'd swoon...95 doth not get it for thick bloods.

BrandonV
06-01-2008, 08:17 PM
well it was 92 on friday w/ 60% humidity... I for one can't stand the heat either. in fact today I ran about 300' of 2" pvc conduit from my old office to our new garden center complex and I was using my new backhoe attachment... I was thinking it was over priced initially but then after just me and my sit behind a desk engineer brother dug / ran and filled in the pipe for our fiber optic thing a ma bob he says i need I was like... you know there is something to machinery. it was only 86 today... the hotter it gets the more things like that start to look like a bargain. of course a couple of my guys, rotors know whom are still rocking jackets in the morning and 2 pairs of pants... they hate the winter, and were amazed by ed's abilities.

DanaMac
06-01-2008, 08:20 PM
of course a couple of my guys, rotors know whom are still rocking jackets in the morning and 2 pairs of pants... they hate the winter, and were amazed by ed's abilities.

I'm one of those guys that where shorts throughout the winter. I would sleep with the windows open in the winter - if I was single. Probably move to canada if I was single. just for the snow and cold. and maybe the drinking....

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-01-2008, 08:48 PM
I'm one of those guys that where shorts throughout the winter. I would sleep with the windows open in the winter - if I was single. Probably move to canada if I was single. just for the snow and cold. and maybe the drinking....


by chance do you have high blood pressure?

Mike Leary
06-01-2008, 09:21 PM
I'm one of those guys that where shorts throughout the winter.

Where are your shorts? :laugh:

DanaMac
06-01-2008, 09:49 PM
by chance do you have high blood pressure?

No. Pretty standard BP.

DanaMac
06-01-2008, 09:50 PM
Where are your shorts? :laugh:

;) Where they should be..............

Wet_Boots
06-01-2008, 10:21 PM
;) Where they should be..............In an Express Mail package to Hillary Clinton?

DanaMac
06-02-2008, 08:02 AM
Where are your shorts? :laugh:

Ooooooooohhhhhhhh.... now I get it. Where/Wear. You're so smart, it's scary :)

FIMCO-MEISTER
06-02-2008, 08:14 AM
75 now will be 90+ all week.