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Old 10-13-2012, 07:04 PM
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I installed an X-Core in replacement of an old SCR, and they still have terminal strips. They are getting smooshed into a tinier space, to the point where you will wish you had smaller screwdrivers, like a #1 Phillips-head.
Irritrol did the same thing when they outsourced my beloved "Total Control". My 18-22 gauge spade lugs would only fit if I bent the capacitors down.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:47 PM
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the wire clamps built into the terminal strips of today have effectively put spade lugs out of business
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:05 PM
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the wire clamps built into the terminal strips of today have effectively put spade lugs out of business
Not really, Marcelle. If a pigtail is going in, the remote and field get stripped double. twisted, folded over,and inserted into the spade lugs. Spade lugs are cool as they can be wrapped with 3M number markers for easier moving as zones change.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:21 PM
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For a pigtail, I'd want a separate junction box anyway, so the controller configuration wouldn't bother me.
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:25 PM
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For a pigtail, I'd want a separate junction box anyway, so the controller configuration wouldn't bother me.
On a small system, with a metal enclosure, it works fine. What's a splice box?
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Installed the I-Core with a RB-WR2 rain sensor and changed out all 40 heads plus several nozzles in flowerbeds. Used RB PRS-SAM. For those wondering the I-Core screen is way more readable than the Pro-C. Nice controller, might start using this when the $70 more doesn't matter.

Just wondering what would you charge for this?
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:39 AM
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Installed the I-Core with a RB-WR2 rain sensor and changed out all 40 heads plus several nozzles in flowerbeds. Used RB PRS-SAM. For those wondering the I-Core screen is way more readable than the Pro-C. Nice controller, might start using this when the $70 more doesn't matter.

Just wondering what would you charge for this?
Why not list price plus plus whatever you charge for labor (including what you figure for overhead and profit built in, adjusted for what the market will bear)? Or, if you know your costs of doing business (and you should), materials plus labor plus overhead plus profit. Whichever earns you more.
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