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Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 12:49 PM
IMHO splice boxes are de rigueur. I'm pleased with his attention to detail

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 01:26 PM
Looks a bit much for my next SRC I'll install indoors.

nylan8888
06-09-2008, 02:10 PM
Looks a bit much for my next SRC I'll install indoors.

Looks a bit much for any sprinkler system.:)

Guzman Properties
06-09-2008, 02:18 PM
Can you make local and long distance phone calls from that telephone box?

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 02:22 PM
Looks a bit much for any sprinkler system.:)

Go to trouble shoot this bad boy or change anything in the wiring, I assure you, it's not "a bit much". I can open any controller, and know from just the attention paid to the wiring, how the rest of the system is built. :clapping:

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 02:51 PM
Change what in the wiring? Can't you hook up the zones correctly the first time around? :p

nylan8888
06-09-2008, 02:54 PM
Go to trouble shoot this bad boy or change anything in the wiring, I assure you, it's not "a bit much". I can open any controller, and know from just the attention paid to the wiring, how the rest of the system is built. :clapping:

Yea the rest of the system is probably K-Rain and Buckner because all the money was spent on labor wiring the clock!:laughing:

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 02:55 PM
Change what in the wiring? Can't you hook up the zones correctly the first time around? :p

We have spare wire in all valve boxes, if a new zone is added, it's a
simple wiring change to get the system to a 'walk-thru" configuration.
Most of the time, we max -out the clocks in a few years, this one will
prolly go 48.

Varsity L&G
06-09-2008, 03:01 PM
I once did low voltage wiring and that right there is a nice job.

If the others only knew how little work went into doing it right the first time.

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 03:07 PM
If the others only knew how little work went into doing it right the first time.

We shop-build as much as we can...took Hank 2.0 hrs. (With phone & beer
breaks, I bet.)

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 03:24 PM
I shoehorn too many clocks into small spaces to look to add another junction box, but I'm thinking more of small residentials, that are already covered from corner to corner. A Hunter ICC has a fair amount of room to work with for wiring.

nylan8888
06-09-2008, 03:29 PM
We shop-build as much as we can...took Hank 2.0 hrs. (With phone & beer
breaks, I bet.)

Seriously, very nice, attention to detail, quality work that you don't see anymore.

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 03:49 PM
It shows that someone took care and paid attention, oddly enough, when I sold him
the business, I knew he'd be just as picky as I am.

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 03:56 PM
small residentials

That IS a small residential, for us.:p

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 04:00 PM
That IS a small residential, for us.:pGive my regards to Thurston Howell III

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 04:36 PM
We don't talk with him too much, he sweeps the driveway.

EagleLandscape
06-09-2008, 05:59 PM
Weathermatic SL4800?

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-09-2008, 06:09 PM
CAN YOU SAY OVERBOARD!!!!!!!


i know leary....give your spheel ect so forth....
but dude..just let the sh!tt fly if it works it works....

kthanksbai

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 07:16 PM
CAN YOU SAY OVERBOARD!!!!!!

Pretty damn normal operating procedure for us..feel free to copy the style.

CAPT Stream Rotar
06-09-2008, 07:16 PM
dude...

if i was chargin 1 mil a zone i guess i would do that too

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 07:28 PM
dude...

if i was chargin 1 mil a zone i guess i would do that too

This is a low end job, if it was where we like to be it'd be Rain Master or
Calsense; the layout would not change, nothing would change except for the
pin- point control the big clocks have. :nono:

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 07:39 PM
This is a low end job, if it was where we like to be it'd be Rain Master or
Calsense; the layout would not change, nothing would change except for the
pin- point control the big clocks have. :nono:Yeah, little Calsense elves carry tiny water buckets to nourish each and every root and leaf.http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:qRCi2yRkl8O5bM:http://images.inmagine.com/168nwm/liquidlibrary/vl010/vl010002.jpg

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 07:42 PM
Yeah, little Calsense elves carry tiny water buckets to nourish each and every root and leaf

Works for me, we pay them well.

Without A Drought
06-09-2008, 08:00 PM
Looks great, i like the attention to detail. A bit too much (time and meticulousness(?)) for my area. And we are in the high end category.

Dirty Water
06-09-2008, 09:00 PM
Looks great, i like the attention to detail. A bit too much (time and meticulousness(?)) for my area. And we are in the high end category.

Looks great, but works as good as this one, and is just as easy to troubleshoot (I'd say even faster since I wont have to bother cutting wireties and busting out the leatherman to loosen the terminals:

http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=41380&d=1125187597

And that is from a top notch install I did in '05. (Yes 22 zones, all rotors...pretty sizable property).

The real kicker is that learys pic doesn't have field wire to it yet. So its going to be even busier down there. Seems to me like a very unnecessary junction, unless he is running 14 gauge field wire.

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 09:03 PM
Needed wire markers.

Dirty Water
06-09-2008, 09:06 PM
Needed wire markers.

Isn't it redundant to stick the zone number on the wire when its 2" from the zone terminal? :)

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 09:11 PM
Isn't it redundant to stick the zone number on the wire when its 2" from the zone terminal? :)You'd say that if all the wires were the same color? I'd flag the wires when I had more than one of the same color. Eight zones or less, you can use the ROYGBIV color code most of the time.

On the off chance that the next tech is color-blind, one could argue in favor of always flagging every wire.

BrandonV
06-09-2008, 09:22 PM
this thread will not end well, i can feel it.

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 09:26 PM
this thread will not end well, i can feel it.You got that right. Best color-blind personnel decision I can remember was a new stockroom guy at an electronics plant. Oh, baby!

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 09:30 PM
one could argue in favor of always flagging every wire.
Hank and I had that talk this morning..I'm a flag both sides guy.

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 09:47 PM
I want to assume that everybody knows the 'rainbow' color code that resistors employ, and is visible on the wiring harnesses of better electro-mechanical controllers, but that might be too much to expect.

And there is the fact that field wiring insulation colors can change a bit over the years.

FIMCO-MEISTER
06-09-2008, 09:50 PM
That terminal box makes for an easy pigtail hookup.:) and hide too.:)

Mike Leary
06-09-2008, 09:59 PM
What "rainbow color code", something you carried back from Woodstock? :dizzy:

hoskm01
06-09-2008, 10:35 PM
beautiful work. beer or glass of boxed wine for Hank and yourself.

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 10:43 PM
What "rainbow color code", something you carried back from Woodstock? :dizzy:You never built a radio in school? Deprived, you were, to not know the mnemonic. Not quite up with Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, but Black Brown Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Violet Grey White became "Bad boys ravish our young girls, but Violet gives willingly."

That works out well for systems of eight zones or less, since white is common, and black is master-valve, and the other colors correspond to one through eight.

Surely you noticed this, when you wired your Imperial Valet controllers, if you used the ones with molex connectors and wiring harnesses.

WalkGood
06-09-2008, 11:10 PM
Who is this Shirley you speak of, Boots?

For me it was "Every Good Boy Does Fine" and "F A C E" .

Wet_Boots
06-09-2008, 11:23 PM
Who is this Shirley you speak of, Boots?

For me it was "Every Good Boy Does Fine" and "F A C E" .~ E G B D F ~

Kiril
06-10-2008, 12:16 AM
Where are the wire labels?

Mike Leary
06-10-2008, 02:27 PM
Where are the wire labels?

I did suggest that to him; I put #labels on each side..did not want to be
too overbearing ,though, as it's (cough) not in my nature.:rolleyes:

Wet_Boots
06-15-2008, 08:35 PM
While looking for a cover image for Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, I stumbled upon a page that had a link for a download of the album music. I had forgotten how affecting was the Moody Blues' use of the Mellotron and the layers of voices. Lyrics don't add up to masterful poetry, but it was fun to listen to again.

(and I own the record album, so I can legally snag a copy from the internet, so there)
http://www.lawnsite.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=111300&stc=1&d=1213068082 (http://frisiansotherfavorites.blogspot.com/2008/04/moody-blues-every-good-boy-deserves.html)

Mike Leary
06-16-2008, 09:29 AM
While looking for a cover image for Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, I stumbled upon a page that had a link for a download of the album music. I had forgotten how affecting was the Moody Blues' use of the Mellotron and the layers of voices. Lyrics don't add up to masterful poetry, but it was fun to listen to again.

Ditto that, some of the best engineered music ever, too. :headphones: