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Old 05-18-2009, 11:06 AM
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The great Calsense install....

Purchased the controller on Ebay a few months ago.... Like my sig once said "Praying for a Calsense controller" I'm surprised no one asked me about my sig when I changed it to "You won't believe what showed up at my door one day. Praying really does work." I also just purchased the remote last week on Ebay for $10.51 plus $13.46 for shipping. Funny the shipping cost was more than the remote... Remote looks brand new, never used...

Iím installing the Calsense at my personal residence, replacing my Hunter ICC.


When I got the controller I tested it out and found that everything worked fine, but the controller would lose memory of the date, time and program when power was removed. So I called Calsense, and they said the battery was most likely to blame and to send the controller in and they would check it out. The warranty is 10 years, and even though I didn't originally purchase the controller they are fixing it for free. Not many companies that will do that. They have been absolutely wonderful to work with. Hat's off to them.



I just finished installing the flow sensor. I'm going all out, nothing but the best, for the best....

I poured a concrete footing for the valve box.


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Re-doing the mainline
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Leveling form with laser... Can't work with out a cold one......
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:10 AM
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That is what I like to see .... SCH80 for your mainline.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:11 AM
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Temporary pump set up, to allow the system to be run until I pour a permanent pad for the pump...

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Calsense Controllers, best irrigation control system's being made.

Flat Screw Driver
Phillips Screw Driver
Pliers
Channel Locks
Side Cutter
Needle Nose
Fluke Multi Meter
Greenlee Amp Clamp
PVC Cutter
Hack Saw
Shovel
Sledge Hammer
Post Hole Digger
Broom
Rake
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:15 AM
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Added a additional zone valve... Get that hoof in there...

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Another not-so-helpful post presented by me, for you....
Calsense Controllers, best irrigation control system's being made.

Flat Screw Driver
Phillips Screw Driver
Pliers
Channel Locks
Side Cutter
Needle Nose
Fluke Multi Meter
Greenlee Amp Clamp
PVC Cutter
Hack Saw
Shovel
Sledge Hammer
Post Hole Digger
Broom
Rake
Rags
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:15 AM
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Good choice in valve boxes. Why not use sch 80 unions for the sensor install?
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:26 AM
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Good choice in valve boxes. Why not use sch 80 unions for the sensor install?
I had the brass unions and nipples.

Are you saying that brass is not better than sch 80?

If I didn't already have them, I would have used sch 80.....
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Calsense Controllers, best irrigation control system's being made.

Flat Screw Driver
Phillips Screw Driver
Pliers
Channel Locks
Side Cutter
Needle Nose
Fluke Multi Meter
Greenlee Amp Clamp
PVC Cutter
Hack Saw
Shovel
Sledge Hammer
Post Hole Digger
Broom
Rake
Rags
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:27 AM
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Nice TriLawn. I'll save my comments til you finish.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:28 AM
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Good choice in valve boxes. Why not use sch 80 unions for the sensor install?
So far you are the leader in 2009 for most picky post with this one.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:37 AM
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Hey, I don't suffer from an excess of brass unions. Those are cases of good German beer in my eyes, once I sell them to a customer.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:56 AM
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Very nice, keep them pics coming.
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