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Dennis Spencer
08-14-2008, 05:56 PM
Had a call Monday asking was i out working on controller. No so he said someone must have stolen the panel.I said why steal just the panel and the controller. As we walked up i said that's alighting hit this and there the panel 10' away

CAPT Stream Rotar
08-14-2008, 06:34 PM
Nice dude...

is that a RB clock by chance?
what does the face plate look like?

Mike Leary
08-14-2008, 07:28 PM
No wonder they still make electro-mechanical clocks.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-14-2008, 08:55 PM
No wonder they still make electro-mechanical clocks.

Or hydraulic systems.

ZX12R
08-14-2008, 09:59 PM
Thats interesting.How many of you use a grounding rod to ground the controller.I asked my distributor about that and he looked at me like I was crazy.

hoskm01
08-14-2008, 10:26 PM
Thats interesting.How many of you use a grounding rod to ground the controller.I asked my distributor about that and he looked at me like I was crazy.
Dont see a controller here without.

AI Inc
08-15-2008, 05:35 AM
Dont see a controller here without.

Does it do any good? The hit has gone thru the clock to get to the grounding rod.

bicmudpuppy
08-15-2008, 07:32 AM
Does it do any good? The hit has gone thru the clock to get to the grounding rod.

And if it hadn't gone to the grounding rod? Be happy. Replace what you have to and be glad your not hunting for every solenoid on the system as a slag piece of trash! and /or replacing wire throughout!

koster_irrigation
08-15-2008, 05:01 PM
i doubt a grounding wire will help a direct hit

koster_irrigation
08-15-2008, 05:02 PM
electro mechanical timers can get burnt too, motors can get zapped

Dennis Spencer
08-15-2008, 10:19 PM
Nice dude...

is that a RB clock by chance?
what does the face plate look like?

It's a RB and the face plate came out best of all unlike our little friends i found below the clock.

DanaMac
08-15-2008, 10:22 PM
I did a lightning repair once where the Irritrol Rain Dial blew off the garage wall, and had smoldered on the hood of the car, causing a nice black spot.

irritation
08-15-2008, 10:29 PM
At least the plastic controllers don't do as much damage that the metal cabinets did.
I had one that skid across a hood and broke the windshield.

Mike Leary
08-15-2008, 10:40 PM
I would imagine you pick your times to adjust the clocks very carefully.

bicmudpuppy
08-15-2008, 11:39 PM
i doubt a grounding wire will help a direct hit

A ground rod does more for a direct hit than you would think. It won't save the controller from a direct hit, BUT if it is the controller that gets zapped, the ground rod might save the rest of the system.

AI Inc
08-15-2008, 11:58 PM
By the time it reaches the controller it has already been down the control wire , thats how it got to the clock.

Waterit
08-16-2008, 10:18 AM
"Save the controller, save the world" - all the stuff in the field is gonna be toast anyway in a direct hit.

BTW - Cemetery repair I posted on and just finished? Took lightning hit AGAIN last night, they said it blew one of the ICC's off the wall...

Can't wait to go there on Monday:cry:

Wet_Boots
08-16-2008, 10:37 AM
"Save the controller, save the world" - all the stuff in the field is gonna be toast anyway in a direct hit.

BTW - Cemetery repair I posted on and just finished? Took lightning hit AGAIN last night, they said it blew one of the ICC's off the wall...

Can't wait to go there on Monday:cry:Upsell them to hydraulic...

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-16-2008, 10:55 AM
Upsell them to hydraulic...

Hire me as a consultant........:waving:

humble1
08-17-2008, 09:52 PM
Thats interesting.How many of you use a grounding rod to ground the controller.I asked my distributor about that and he looked at me like I was crazy.

The ground rod wouldnt protect if the surge came in from the zone wires feeding back to the controler, it would only protect incomming from the supply side right? or is it the other way around

Stuttering Stan
08-17-2008, 10:07 PM
How many of you install ground rods for residential systems where controllers are inside?

Waterit
08-17-2008, 10:17 PM
How many of you install ground rods for residential systems where controllers are inside?

I put controllers outside and sell grounding as an upgrade.

Mike Leary
08-17-2008, 10:35 PM
I put controllers outside and sell grounding as an upgrade.

What a d.s. comment. :hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-17-2008, 10:37 PM
What a d.s. comment. :hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

nevermind.......

Long week ahead time for the sack.

Mike Leary
08-17-2008, 10:48 PM
nevermind.......

Long week ahead time for the sack.

Rest well, my friend.

bicmudpuppy
08-17-2008, 10:50 PM
How many of you install ground rods for residential systems where controllers are inside?

A dedicated ground rod was a hard sell, but I usually made the effort to at least ground the controller to the existing ground rod. Not near as good and a few obvious drawbacks, but a compromise.

Waterit
08-17-2008, 11:16 PM
What a d.s. comment. :hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead::hammerhead:

d.s. means?

Read bic's comments posted after mine?

On second thought, go to bed, grumpy.

Mike Leary
08-17-2008, 11:24 PM
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Ripoff.....

Waterit
08-17-2008, 11:46 PM
Ripoff.....

Yup, me and Peter, gouging the old, blind, lame, and unknowing.