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Old 02-21-2013, 08:20 PM
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Hunter I-Core
Well, it doesn't have a great weather station but the package is affordable for residential.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:57 PM
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Wrong, rookie. Rain Master and Calsense are made for ALL applications, and should be considered in a dicey installation that needs close attention.
Hey Hey meow!

Check those prices and see for yourself

The new lx offers a bunch of features at a reasonable price.

+ This guy doesn't need close attention he's just over worried about it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:17 PM
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I agree. A Rainbird LXME would cover most of the bases for residential, regardless of the management devices and functions you would need. For the money, I have very positive results with them
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:32 PM
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Hunter I Core w/ flow sync and solar sync is a decent combo and only sets you back roughly 6-700 in parts around here. Just installed one last week for a guy overlooking the water on a slope. 3 zones.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:18 AM
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Hey Hey meow!
Just kidding, Mitch. That does look like a pretty nice clock. Always room for an upsell, though.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:39 AM
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Central Irrigation wont talk to me... I'm a homeowner
John Deere Landscapes....haven't talked to them

Why 2 zones worried that they will be vandalized? Can you adjust watering times so it's less likely?.....see pic



mitchgo you are right
the zone in the pic is
3 360 at 9gpm (precip .495)
1 270 at 7.9 (.495)
6 180 at 4.3 (.475)
2 90 at 1.3 (.490) all = 63.3gpm pressure at heads are 48psi

As far as only once a week. Was just trying to deep water the best I knew how if its wrong please help. I can only work with what i read as what I'm watering is not the norm. I'm not here to come off as a smart axx just trying to fine the right answers. I will admit I'm over my head.

The reason I'm watering my trees is I have bark beetles. The MN forestry service keeps blaming our drought.......I dont know what else to do.
Go talk to Ann at jdl ham lake. Pic doesn't come up on my phone so I can't say on that.

Water sandy soil and deep watering doesn't work for the most part. The sand only holds so much before it drains away. You need to figure out root depth and then do some figuring based on soil. Watering for 2.5 hrs you are wasting probably 2 hrs of that water. Best bet is to topdress the yard each year to build a yard that isn't sand. You'll save a lot in water overtime by topdressing.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:55 AM
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All the locals have to say is you don't need all that for residential
and it would just be a waste.
The locals are morons.

I question the watering of the forest once a week.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:04 AM
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Some of you might not like my opinion on this, but that's how it goes
I think a controller should be the last piece of the puzzle in a quality system. Proper in field design, installation and parts are more crucial that the controller. With proper knowledge and experience, one can set a controller pretty accurate for your local soil, climate, and turf without the need for a smart controller. I'm not saying the smart controllers are not worth it, but they are also the highest cost, component wise, for the majority of sprinkler systems. I would be more concerned about design layout and spacing, proper heads and nozzles, designed to prevent runoff, knowledge of how the water should be applied, before putting out the extra for an expensive controller.

I know this isn't what the OP was asking for, but just throwing in my $0.02. I do like the RB ESP SMT though.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:21 AM
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ive had good luck with the rainbird esplxme and their decoder controller when utilizing the flow monitor
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:40 PM
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Go with a Rainmaster Eagle Plus 8 station controller. You will have the ability to wire in a flow sensor and if you want ET, you can opt for the ICard to give you zip ET from Rainmaster and the ability to set up alerts via email or text messaging and internet based central control. The RB LX is a nice controller, but adding flow is not inexpensive and you still have to add the ETC if you want ET based control.
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