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Old 12-10-2012, 11:30 PM
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I'm almost entirely maintenance and repair, installed 5 systems in the last 3 years, so it's whatever is there. Typically it's either RB DV100 or Hunter SRV valves and 18 ga wire.



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No, that helps. So my Fluke is reading correctly.

BTW, I prefer the Greenlee DM20 but killed my last 2. I've got a couple on order with my distributor but for some reason they aren't here yet. The Flukes are great but I do have a few issues with them for the kind of use I have.

1 - They don't like to measure resistance when there's current on the wire (i.e. POOF). The Greenlee will just beep at you and you can carry on with your day.

2 - They really aren't rugged enough for this kind of work. As much as they cost, I feel terrible getting them muddy and know they can't handle being wet.

3 - I prefer a manual ranging resistance setting. I can get it with the Fluke but there are too many steps involved. On the Greenlee, I set it to 200 Ohms and get on with it.

I don't really care for the little lead clamps, sure its a hassle sometimes but I prefer to just touch the leads to what I'm testing.
I also like the DM20 but it won't withstand an encounter with an electric fence. 2000k allows you to read the integrety of the insulation / short to earth.
Add the shock boot and the ergonomic shape and the DM 20 is tough to pass on.

ML will disagree with me but the FLUKE doesn't belong in an irrigators paws, they are too accurate and too pricey for the information we gather and the abuse they take.
The pro 30 that i am high on fits in my shirt pocket with my talley book and pen. I have told Bruce and Austin at Armada that many times. It is manually ranging and cheap. I could throw 1 a week away and not lose any sleep. As it is i usually give away 4 or 5 a year.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:38 PM
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:50 AM
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ML will disagree with me but the FLUKE doesn't belong in an irrigators paws, they are too accurate and too pricey for the information we gather and the abuse they take.
My Fluke rode with me only, seat-belted-in with the RainMaster remote. Plus, my brother-in-law designed the 23III that I have to this day with no problems at all. Excuse me, but I LIKE accuracy.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:15 PM
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:57 PM
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:59 PM
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Rumor has it that a guy named Dan cut his baby teeth diagnosing the bowels of some pretty complicated controllers, i would be interested in his view and what he supplies his crews for in field use.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:11 PM
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:15 PM
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Some of you have seen this pic, but that was my first-aid kit.
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:32 PM
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Some of you have seen this pic, but that was my first-aid kit.
some people have all the nice stuff!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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some people have all the nice stuff!
We had a 521, as well. If Jim had surfaced earlier, the're sure as hell would have been a TDR in the kit!
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