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Old 08-10-2010, 09:51 PM
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Jim - you must stop being so helpful. I think the length of each thread has decreased since you started helping everyone

Seriously, you rock. Can't wait to meet you and learn from you someday.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:13 PM
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Jim - you must stop being so helpful. I think the length of each thread has decreased since you started helping everyone

Seriously, you rock. Can't wait to meet you and learn from you someday.
someday, till then i'll just..............
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:44 PM
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Gardener looks likes they are doing a great job. That perennial bed by the pool is awesome.

Whats with the windmill?
The gardener is who got me in there. That garden is huge if you look at the link to google maps I posted you can see. I work with them on a few properties. They are a husband and wife operation, great people.

I come from a land of windmills.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:47 PM
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if the system has a single common, start tracing the common from a valve box. this will remove your wire trace from the electrical interference.

a squirt of dawn liquid soap in a 5 gallon bucketfull of water to pour around your ground will help.

once the common is traced you can run long jump wires to the controller (moving the transmitter away from the pane)l, if you make a multiple connector like the one in my picture you can connect a bunch of valves and walk the common path, the valves will sound off when you are near them.

you have to connect the red to the valves and the black to the common for the valve locate, just thought i'd throw that in.

if you have multiple commons, pair the commons to the valves they service using a multimeter or a stationmaster/pro-48.

do a multiple valve locate for each common.

this is where a TDR really comes in handy giving you distances from the controller.

you'll do fine greenmonster, best of luck
Thanks for the info. I didn't't need to find any today so I didn't't try too hard but when I do I will do what you suggest.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:11 AM
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impressive place. right on the beach, too. Nice property and customer!
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Old 08-11-2010, 02:57 PM
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The gardener is who got me in there. That garden is huge if you look at the link to google maps I posted you can see. I work with them on a few properties. They are a husband and wife operation, great people.

I come from a land of windmills.
I am originally a Dutch national, we invented them...Windmills that is. (Actually born in Surabaja Indonesia when we were still colonialists... ah yes the good old days when we called hem WOGS and they were cheap... now we call them future democrats) where do you hail from... or is it Michigan.

Remeber God created heaven an earth, but the Dutch created Holland!

Nice site by the way, one of the reasons I love working in S. Florida. It's beautiful.
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:05 PM
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Pardon my ignorance...but wouldn't windmills catch more air if a fabric or material of some sort were on the blades?

Seems to work well for aircraft.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:13 PM
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Pardon my ignorance...but wouldn't windmills catch more air if a fabric or material of some sort were on the blades?

Seems to work well for aircraft.
You brought up one of my pet peeves. Wind mills only have the sails up when they are in operation much like a boat. You don't want it spining all the time. My peeve is when I see in movies or windmills for decoration with the blades turning with no sails
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:21 PM
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it's a stealth windmill
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:55 PM
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Hope it puts off a breeze or shade.
This has been the hottest summer I can remember.
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