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Old 10-03-2013, 11:23 PM
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Blow outs / pigtails

Can you use pigtails to blow out more valves at a time from clock?
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:35 AM
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are you talking about an external pigtail for a remote? as in no access to the clock on the inside? if so, then you would have no way of putting alligator clips on multiple valve wires inside the clock, from what i understand...i personally have never blown out multiple zones at one time, but i know how it's done...my market is 80% hunter so maybe other brands are different, i know rain bird remotes are more complicated, BUT that means you can do more from the outside than you can with Hunter...5 wires for rain bird, 3 wires for hunter
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:32 AM
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I always keep a jump wire with me for blowouts when using a clock. A raindial will blowout 3 zones at once. Other clocks I hook alligator clip to MV then hit other zones while blowing out the one set on clock.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:31 PM
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We make our own jumpers and to help you out some rather that using alligator clips; try the "Mini Hook Clips" which allow you to hook the zone wires. Alligator clips get clumsy and often pop off.

http://www.digikey.com/product-detai...1332-ND/736754
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:53 AM
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Never thought of doing this, other than a time saver, why?
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:46 PM
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Ummm....time is money.

Winterizations are the last run for cash before the winter and why blow one zone when you can safely do 2-3 at the same time.

All joking aside, we only have a very short time frame to complete 2500-2700 customers so we have to hustle. We will not be able to start for a couple weeks because we were still on the mid 80's this past week. Once the temps dump we literally have at times 5-6 weeks before the first hard freeze.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:00 PM
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On our larger sites with multiple clocks on one POC, I can usually start one clock and then another and then just advance each clock through zones. When I used to do residential blowouts we would just open the valves manually 2 or 3 at a time.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:10 PM
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When I used to do residential blowouts we would just open the valves manually 2 or 3 at a time.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:10 PM
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Ditto. Bingo.
interior clocks yes
ext , remote
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:00 AM
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I just cant see doing that on most systems, cuz the average system I service is 7 or less zones. on larger ones, it makes sense
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