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Old 01-21-2009, 09:47 PM
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Are there industry standards for lableing irrgation controllers?

I like to know first what the valve operates IE. Pop ups, Rotors, drip, bubblers etc. Followed by the plant type lawn, shrubs, ground cover then the area West side etc. Are there industry standards that suggest what should come first and so on if so what is it???
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:54 PM
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I don't know if there is a standard. We usually try to go in some order around the property, starting with the manicured lawn. Might start out rotors in front, sprays around tight areas in front, sprays around side, rotors in back, sprays around other side, THEN do your native areas, ground covers and drip zones at the end. It may alternate between spray/rotors/spray/rotors/etc. At least that is my way.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:57 PM
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Im not sure I follow completely. Labeling the zone in the controller?

I keep a detailed list for each controller with each zone, what it runs (rotors/pops) its run time at 100%, columns for varialbes (slope,shade) and they are wired in a logical order, preferably in a circular fashion from the controller, back to the controller.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:11 PM
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I normally start zone 1 being the front part of the yard closet to the street, and then work me way into the yard, around one side, into the back, and around the other side.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:04 PM
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I have the foot-traffic areas go first, then work my way around the house to the back yard. That way Joe HO doesn't get his suit wet when leaving for work.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:17 PM
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I normally start zone 1 being the front part of the yard closet to the street, and then work me way into the yard, around one side, into the back, and around the other side.
Me too. I always put the directional location first, then equipment, then maybe plant material (ie. north west corner, rotors, lawn).
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:23 PM
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There is no standard that you have to do it a certain way. Just a recommended way.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:03 AM
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For me , zone 1 is always furthest from the controller. Then moves closer to it and past to end up at the street on the opposite side from where it started. Drip is always the last zone(s). If for no other reason then ease of start ups.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:51 AM
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I try to sequence the zones in a way that will make the service walk throughs quick and efficient.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:11 AM
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One protocol I would recommend is to start at the top of a slope, and work down, since the first zone won't be getting any run-off assistance from the others.
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