Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-09-2012, 01:23 PM
1idejim's Avatar
1idejim 1idejim is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: State of Jefferson
Posts: 6,860
Identifying Major Faults.

Do those of you that use either the Tempo pulser or the Armada GFL 3000 finding broken wires and wire ground faults have much trouble telling the difference between major and minor faults?

I use a 573dl which provides current strength numerically as well as graphically.

I can tell the severity of the compromise by comparing the strength at the earth ground and fault, this makes finding the major fault first easier.

I haven't used the pulser enough to experiment with it and haven't used the GFL yet.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-13-2012, 09:18 PM
Sprinkus's Avatar
Sprinkus Sprinkus is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,814
Typically the worse the ground fault, the harder the needle kick is on the Pulser and the GFL receivers.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-13-2012, 11:57 PM
1idejim's Avatar
1idejim 1idejim is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: State of Jefferson
Posts: 6,860
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprinkus View Post
Typically the worse the ground fault, the harder the needle kick is on the Pulser and the GFL receivers.
I can always count on you Sprinkus.

With my 573dl i can offset the wire path 1 frame width and pick the major fault first which helps me a bit. Can the pulser or the GFL do the same?

Reason i am asking is that i am doing some R & D for a different technique.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-14-2012, 07:27 AM
greenmonster304's Avatar
greenmonster304 greenmonster304 is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: You Know
Posts: 2,398
One major fault is we all spend too much time on this site. Or at least my wife says so.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-14-2012, 12:28 PM
Mike Leary's Avatar
Mike Leary Mike Leary is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Port Angeles, Washington
Posts: 20,572
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenmonster304 View Post
major fault
A great new handle for Jim.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-14-2012, 10:51 AM
1idejim's Avatar
1idejim 1idejim is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: State of Jefferson
Posts: 6,860
I just talked to the Armada folks about the GFL3000.

After explaining why i wanted to identify the severity of ground faults, they explained that the GFL3000 addresses that issue with a HI/LO power output selection switch.

That makes sense to me as each job we do is unique and we don't always need to repair every minor fault to get the system up and running or in many cases, find the valve location first to turn the water off.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-18-2012, 10:59 PM
mitchgo's Avatar
mitchgo mitchgo is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 2,626
So we got our armada fault finder like a year in a half go

I've used it like 5 or 6 times and after flagging out my wire path I've been able to find the fault within 30 min. Most electrical issues don't come to that detailed of a job though
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:45 PM.

Page generated in 0.06942 seconds with 7 queries