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Old 05-23-2009, 01:06 PM
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I think you could do what you are suggesting (turn valves on and off) for about $300 bucks not including sensors.
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:17 PM
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Wow.... I was going to post some pictures of my Maxi-Com out in my garage but your badass pump/water collection system control panel is way way cooler.
Start a new thread us dinky pipe guys need some educating.

Then BOOTS can start a thread on multiple lawn genies for a 12 station system.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:58 PM
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Got the conduit pretty much stubbed up for the pump and the controller pedestal. I still need to extend the 1 1/2 up for the pedestal, I didn't have a 1 1/2 coupler

Valve wires are currently running up the white 1 1/2 into the ICC, they will be re-routed into the 90 and up into the junction box and then out to the Calsense controller.

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Installed two more junction boxes. One for the 220v to the pump and 110v for the controller. The other is for the sensors for the pump and the transducer for the tanks. The lower conduit is running to the tanks.

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1 1/2 for valve wires, one 3/4 for 120v, the other runs back to the flow sensor in the VB.

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Ran a conduit to the additional valve that I installed. Most guys would just bend the conduit around the obstacle, but that's not the proper way to do it. I heated the conduit and put a little offset in it to clear the flow sensor VB. Really it's not that hard to do things the right way, instead of half azzed. And I sure don't need to give you guy's something to ride my azz about...

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Old 05-23-2009, 11:05 PM
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No pull wire in the conduit runs?
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:12 PM
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No pull wire in the conduit runs?
It's only a couple of feet. I will use a fish tape.

And if I can't get that through, then I blow a nylon pull cord through, and use that.

Actually blowing pull cord is a lot faster then the fish tape. Tie a small knot in the cord, and then start it in the conduit, use a air blower and blow compressed air into the conduit with the cord. It will send the cord through and blow it out 15' in the air on the other side. It really works slick.

That's how I pulled the wires in the pillars in my driveway, connecting the lights. Conduit runs through the wall and up to each light.. There is also conduit for outlets in every other pillar.

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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 05-23-2009, 11:32 PM
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A power vac works great with a little "gasket" made of a plastic bag.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:18 PM
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wow that's an incredible system, if you ever move you should have some job security with that one, as no one else will know what to do with it!

Also why in the world did you use a vue flow filter? I hate those things, but i usually have them pulling out of irrigation water with can plug 'em in a week or so. The Spin Clean filters are the best, just open the valve and the crap comes out, where as the vue flows have so little filter area the crap just get stuck in the screen.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:32 PM
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