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Old 01-20-2013, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Turf Dawg View Post
I am very new and have a ton to learn about irrigation. I took my Texas required course and passed my licensed irrigators test and then my son took the Texas required course and test for his tech license, but the trouble is neither really knows chit. I have taken a Tucor two wire training course and both of us would like to take a electrical troubleshooting course.

I do not even own a wire/solenoid tracking unit yet but the reason I was asking this question was about a Dr's office that called. He called and wanted to know if I had some way of locating a valve other than a stick. He was not very happy with the other irrigators that were looking for the valve with a rod when he left for lunch, then was really unhappy when he came back and they were still poking around. I got lucky and found it with my 24A in chatter mode.

Long story longer LOL

The clock was inside the building in a electrical type closet/room. I know they say to put the ground close to the wire path but that would mean putting the rod in the ground then running the wire around 30' to the side door, then down a hallway, then a right turn down another hallway and then another right turn into the room. I really do not think they would like this [tripping hazard] unless it was after hours.
The pro-800 was designed for situations jvst like this one.

In broadcast mode the wire path can be traced. After tracing the wire path you connect into a closed loop with the valve and locate the solenoid. The transmitter stays at the clock and no earth ground is required.
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