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Old 02-04-2014, 04:43 PM
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a controller with actual glass fuse protection in the output path NEVER blows those fuses due to malfunction of the controller circuitry

replace a controller for no good reason, and you will lose a customer for all time, when they realize the replacement didn't solve system problems
Exactly what Boots said. Just don't make the mistake of sticking a big old fuse in it to fix the problem. Back when I had the controller repair company we had some moron stick a 25 amp automotive fuse in an Irritrol DoubleDial 12. A dead short in the field caused one of the output triacs to literally catch fire and burn about a 1" hole right through the board. The guy who sent it in couldn't be bothered to check the field wiring first. He insisted that the controller was bad and that's why the fuses kept blowing. He was sad when he had to replace his customers controller due to his own stupidity and a simple wiring issue out in the field.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:08 PM
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the OP, "thinks" the problem is the controller, lol.......good one.

on a non sarcastic note, trust what these guys are telling you...........
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:28 PM
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^^ I'VE SEEN THAT ONCE IN MY CAREER ALSO.


Some numbskull put a huge amp fuse in what was supposed to be 1.5 or so

Caught the toro vision II controller on fire.. Almost burnt a local bank here in Wilson down! Smoke poring out of the mechanical room. Still has black marks
on thew wall where the old clock was hung....

Needless to say, The upper VP's were there and got me in with all the branches in a 30 or so mile radius for service! That was about 10 yrs ago!
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:15 PM
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Go ahead and replace the unit. When the new controller starts blowing fuses immediately you can either come back here and admit that everybody here was right about your field wiring issues OR you can call an irrigation professional in your area and have him bail you out. And to answer the question from your last thread: Give them the controller at cost and charge them $26 to install it....That should cover everything. Oh, and you should go to Home Depot or Lowes to get the new controller. Make sure that you buy an Orbit controller.
home depot or lowes? only home owners go there... John deere landscapes for me. with a new hunter controller i found the issue. all the people that said it was the wiring to the valves was right. when i blew the system out i must have tangled some of the wires somehow becuase 2 were touching causing the short
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:05 PM
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home depot or lowes? only home owners go there... John deere landscapes for me. with a new hunter controller i found the issue. all the people that said it was the wiring to the valves was right. when i blew the system out i must have tangled some of the wires somehow becuase 2 were touching causing the short
You must not be very good at detecting sarcasm yet......
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:21 PM
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You must not be very good at detecting sarcasm yet......
It takes way more than 15 years to learn that art.......
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:25 AM
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It takes way more than 15 years to learn that art.......
LOL... and even longer to learn how to dish it out!
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:20 AM
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home depot or lowes? only home owners go there... John deere landscapes for me. with a new hunter controller i found the issue. all the people that said it was the wiring to the valves was right. when i blew the system out i must have tangled some of the wires somehow becuase 2 were touching causing the short
How do you blow the system out? I ask because you aren't old enough to drive a truck to pull a compressor.
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:42 AM
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I bet he used his bike pump and a quick connect...

must of taken a while.
or
he grabbed his dads 3 gallon air compressor and really got it done!!!!

Anyhow if you are going to be above the rest get a multimeter and play around a bit.. use the ohm setting and ohm out your valves 20-60 ohms are positive results....Don't be a guy with a shovel fixing heads..

Be a tech.
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Old 02-05-2014, 10:27 AM
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i think we have all learned something here today......
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