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Old 08-23-2013, 04:19 AM
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Truck, Magnawand ID 1200. I also share a White with a cousin of mine.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:17 AM
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I have one in the truck. What makes you think that will work?
Bolt a metal plate to top of valve box.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:20 AM
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It was brought to my attention a couple of months back that there are far more TBOS, IBOC, Nodes and Pucks being installed than in recent years. One supplier that i spoke to yesterday said that his sales were double of last year by July 1.

I see this trend as an effort to mitigate wire issues via abandonment.

While it works well enough to get water back on the ground, what is gonna happen when the valve box is covered over and out of sight. What will be required to find the valve?

I'd like to hear some opines, options and theories.
I replaced a node system with a Hunter XC Hybrid. Works pretty much like a Pro-C. Much better than being in ground.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:30 PM
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I replaced a node system with a Hunter XC Hybrid. Works pretty much like a Pro-C. Much better than being in ground.
The point of the battery actuated valves is circumventing wiring issues which should be addressed properly to begin with.

The hybrid doesn't do away with wiring, just power. I like the solar panel option a lot.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:23 AM
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We see exactly as jim has described...take the easy way out and slap battery operated controller on a valve...KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD Is the thinking...

When various contractors dig on a large property, they jack up the wires and are legally allowed to fix anything they break without any advice, certification or otherwise. They mix schedule and class pipe, rotors and sprays..grass with flowers...trees bublers with grass .. they most often patch it together quickly and cheaply...

Mostly because noone cares to watch what is going on... we end up being the dillholes making a stink.

I gotta give it to my brother, he worked several weekends to trace and figure out where wires were cut for 5 battery operated controllers running in roadway medians....did it for free to make the large property system easier to controll...all went unnoticed by the board..

Rant over...finding these? Simple...drop the mower deck and have at it in late winter...
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:08 PM
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Speaking of bat ops.

An hoa had a bat op timer an they wanted to convert to ac.

However the valves they had were netafim valves where the solenoid is not changeable . The hoa didn't want to replace the valves.

Just installed a Hunter Xc hybrid , it uses 24vac and actuates the 9vdc.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:05 PM
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The battery technology on these products is stuck in the 90s. But, yeah, the requests to install them have been increasing. Usually on expansion zones.
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:13 PM
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The battery technology on these products is stuck in the 90s. But, yeah, the requests to install them have been increasing. Usually on expansion zones.
Stuck in the 90s Really why ?
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:36 AM
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I love the Node. This spring I converted a 45 year old Toro Hydraulic system over to Node battery power double 9volt battery cheapest option since the sleeves are not known and not there, there were 7 zones and programing was a bit tricky. A good 9 volt battery will last at least a mowing season the 2 battery will last 2 years. Everything has an appropriate application, and this was for the Node.....
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:51 PM
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I love the Node. This spring I converted a 45 year old Toro Hydraulic system over to Node battery power double 9volt battery cheapest option since the sleeves are not known and not there, there were 7 zones and programing was a bit tricky. A good 9 volt battery will last at least a mowing season the 2 battery will last 2 years. Everything has an appropriate application, and this was for the Node.....
Exactly what i am getting at.

Sorry but these are not the solution, they are the problem.
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