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Old 09-24-2011, 12:43 PM
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In the semi-modern days, we used to use the the Irritrol MC series to test the pups for competence; prolly the hardest clock to program I've ever run into.
Really? I always though it was one of the easier ones to grasp. The one that I always had a problem explaining to guys was the Rain Bird ISC. They couldn't grasp the concept of independent station control. It was actually a really great controller for complex sites. It was just a pain in the ass to program. Once they got around to the B / B+ version and added the "Ditto" key it was much better.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:17 PM
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Some of the original Rain Master controllers took a lot of patience to program.

On another subject how close do you need to get behind a semi with trailer to be drafting? Does sitting behind a semi decrease wind resistance an improve gas mileage? It seems it would.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:31 PM
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Some of the original Rain Master controllers took a lot of patience to program.

On another subject how close do you need to get behind a semi with trailer to be drafting? Does sitting behind a semi decrease wind resistance an improve gas mileage? It seems it would.
It is called "drafting" and you need balls of brass to stay that close (like right on the bumper), leave it alone. RM clocks have never bothered me, but, hey, I'm a RM guy.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:32 PM
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Get close enough to get a careless-driving ticket, and maybe you can catch some draft.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:43 PM
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On Mythbusters, drafting a semi at 10 feet will get fuel efficiency up 40%.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:51 PM
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What Peter and anyone else towing should be concerned with is the new addition of "skirts" on 18 wheelers. They are a fibre addition below the trailer from front to rear wheels, and have been proven to improve mileage, so a lot of hi-milers use them now.
They create a "vortex null zone" when they come past, and even the Airstream has been thrown around a few times.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:24 PM
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So that's what causes those occasional blasts.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:37 PM
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Really? I always though it was one of the easier ones to grasp. The one that I always had a problem explaining to guys was the Rain Bird ISC. They couldn't grasp the concept of independent station control. It was actually a really great controller for complex sites. It was just a pain in the ass to program. Once they got around to the B / B+ version and added the "Ditto" key it was much better.
I believe that is what my daddy was saying .... no? (see bold)
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:59 PM
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I believe that is what my daddy was saying .... no? (see bold)
He was talking about the Irritrol MC Series. I was talking about the Rain Bird ISC and ISC-B/B+ series of controllers. The Irritrol is a piece of cake to program.
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Old 09-24-2011, 10:02 PM
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....forgot to mention that you calling Leary "Daddy" is just plain creepy.... just sayin'
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