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Old 09-04-2012, 08:27 PM
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the obvious answer is ghost guys
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:27 PM
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Could be a battery operated controller in a valve box somewhere. Have fun finding that one! Maybe Jim has a 9 volt battery locator.
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you got a battery opp valve.
i inherited a few, good luck finding it
1) walk out to the last head with your voodoo sticks and find the lateral.
2) move to the side of the lateral (your sticks should point in the direction of the pipe) this allows you to maintain a parallel path with the pipe as you walk toward the valve.
3) when you are near the valve the sticks will tell you where the valve is.

boy did i make that sound simple

best of luck on this venture

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Old 09-04-2012, 08:56 PM
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I bought some voodoo sticks out of curiosity after the last thread about it a couple weeks ago. I don't know whether I am demon possessed or it works.... it is one or the other.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:08 PM
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Voodoo sticks = dowsing rods? Or is it a brand name of same?
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:10 PM
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I bought some voodoo sticks out of curiosity after the last thread about it a couple weeks ago. I don't know whether I am demon possessed or it works.... it is one or the other.
old rodeo saying makes sense here.

if you want to compete you're gonna have to practice. if you want to watch, buy a ticket.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:21 PM
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Voodoo sticks = dowsing rods? Or is it a brand name of same?
a bunch of us were kayaking many moons ago and a gal lost one of her earrings in the sand at the takeout. i took a clothes-hanger and cut it in two, bent the hangers and found the earring. my buddy said that it was voodoo and that's what we have called them ever since. lots of drinking involved gregg

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:03 AM
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Could be a battery operated controller in a valve box somewhere. Have fun finding that one! Maybe Jim has a 9 volt battery locator.
Thats what I was thinking
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:23 PM
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Sounds like you have a few SVC's floating around. We took over a property a few years ago, and the genious grounds keeper told me they had a "few." Turns out a few meant 17. They also had two POC's, three controllers, and one controller that turned on a zone at the Wal-greens down the street.

Moral of the story, grounds keepers/ HOA volunteers/ "irrigation experts"/ are useless.

In my world your a licensed professional that makes a living in the industry, or your an irrigation idiot.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:13 PM
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In my world your a licensed professional that makes a living in the industry, or your an irrigation idiot.
Yup, I'm an irrigation idiot, but I knew it was a battery operated controller. It's a start right?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:42 PM
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Yup, I'm an irrigation idiot, but I knew it was a battery operated controller. It's a start right?
nobody knows if it is or isn't battery operated yet.
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