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Old 08-09-2011, 09:15 PM
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Before there was irrigation cable, there was thermostat wire.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:36 PM
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Before there was irrigation cable, there was thermostat wire.
Let's not forget phone wire.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:40 PM
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There is an irrigation supply house next town over that stocks brown t-stat wire. They also push k rain hard.
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:08 PM
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Some thermo cables are rated for sunlight exposure
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:34 PM
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Let's not forget phone wire.
One of my guys is going to repair some phone wire tomorrow. Customer chopped with a shovel. I fixed once this spring where the voles chewed it up.
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:00 AM
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There is an irrigation supply house next town over that stocks brown t-stat wire. They also push k rain hard.
Who dat? Although, I don't get out your way.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:16 AM
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My all time favorite was the job that we had where the install contractor used 3 conductor #12 romex for the control cable. They ran a romex cable from the controller to each valve...... then they tried to connect 24 romex cables directly to the controller terminal strip. It was a mess. The cables were just wire nutted to the valves. The property owner was too cheap to fix it.... of course he was too cheap not to hire the low bidder to install the project so that's why he got what he had!
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:36 AM
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Who dat? Although, I don't get out your way.
There is a branch closer to you too it's AGC.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:34 AM
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.... contractor used 3 conductor #12 romex for the control cable..... The cables were just wire nutted to the valves.

How do YOU connect wires to the valves? Gold "platted" terminal strip?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:49 PM
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Heres a pic I took today of a lateral. One would think that you would cut one piece of poly instead of 2.
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