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Old 08-11-2012, 05:46 PM
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Rain Bird CIC

Not sure which came first, the CIC or the CRC. Haven't run across very many in the last 10 years. To me it looks just like a CRC but in an outdoor box.

CIC-12 has a serial number of 00348. Trying to guess how old it is.

A gardener who refers work to me alerted me to this customer with controller problems. NiCad backup wasn't holding a charge.

Controller was mounted in the garage about 6 feet off the ground because of little empty space on the wall. Customer (who is 82) was using a stepstool to program it!!!

Pulled it and replaced with an ESP-M outdoor on the exterior side of the same wall at eye level. Easy access for me and his gardener this way and easier monitoring for everyone.

Going back next week for nozzle replacements, arc adjustments, etc. to make 7 zones of PGJs work better, and replacing one zone of Toro 570Zs with either 1804s or Hunter Pro-Sprays and MP Rotators.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:27 PM
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Poor old lady, she can't only find the clock but now has no idea how to program it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:47 AM
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take a pic of that old thing.. i collect old relics like that....
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:23 PM
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Poor old lady, she can't only find the clock but now has no idea how to program it.
HE (not an old lady, but an old man, and a smart orthopdeic surgeon just about to retire) used to program the CIC himself... and because the back up battery failed sometime back, he's had to do that every time the power has failed, which is at least 5 or 6 times / year.

Nice things about the ESP-M for my older clients, besides the NVM and lithium battery, are the larger display and the contractor default, where if they mess up the programming I just push two buttons and we're back to where I left it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:25 PM
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take a pic of that old thing.. i collect old relics like that....
Sure thing. Later today.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:02 AM
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Not sure which came first, the CIC or the CRC. Haven't run across very many in the last 10 years. To me it looks just like a CRC but in an outdoor box.

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Mid 1980's I would guess. The CIC was similar to the CRC, but in a metal outdoor case with lock. We installed a few back then.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:04 PM
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1983 it turns out. Plastic outdoor case. It came in 8 and 12 station models apprently.
This one had stickers on it from various service guys over the years. Haven't taken pics yet, but I will. Manual is worn but all there. Handwritten receipt too. Customer was charged $364.00 for it 29 years ago.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:10 PM
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Here are a few photos. Last shot shows a side view of the panel. Looks like it has MOVs on all zone circuits. In my experience the keypads were less robust than the Irritrol MCs, but this one lasted.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:16 PM
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MOV's AND optical couplers on every station..... those controllers were hard to kill. Both RB and Irritrol used the same Texas Instruments keypad. I have two CIC's out in the warehouse with serial numbers 00019 and 00020..... they are so old the the faceplates are actually metal. They were given to my Dad by Rain Bird to install and try out. I'll have to find them and take some pictures.
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:26 PM
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They were given to my Dad by Rain Bird to install and try out. I'll have to find them and take some pictures.
Do, I've never seen those clocks.
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