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Old 08-25-2010, 09:40 PM
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Ancient control box

Hi guys, Im not an irrigation contractor, but I renovated a lawn recently and was talking with the customer about an irrigation schedule when he showed me his control box. This thing looked ancient. No zones, you just put the toggle switch (left of dial) in the down position to start zone one then you move it to the middle briefly and back down to advance one zone, then repeat.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:51 PM
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Hi guys, Im not an irrigation contractor, but I renovated a lawn recently and was talking with the customer about an irrigation schedule when he showed me his control box. This thing looked ancient. No zones, you just put the toggle switch (left of dial) in the down position to start zone one then you move it to the middle briefly and back down to advance one zone, then repeat.
you see these timers on most of the older swimming pools, still part of a lower end pump/filter installation. they're great for some things, i save the timers that i replace on upgrades and use them elsewhere, have one on my mercury vapor yard light. they come in 115 and 230
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:56 PM
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Florida special - there's an indexing valve in that system
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:23 PM
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We had that on our hot tub
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:39 PM
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General purpose relay with timer for irrigation?
First time I've seen one used in that application.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:47 AM
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I've never seen one used for irrigation... the output is line voltage. I've seen dozens of them used for line voltage outdoor lighting and pond pumps.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:00 AM
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you see these timers on most of the older swimming pools, still part of a lower end pump/filter installation. they're great for some things, i save the timers that i replace on upgrades and use them elsewhere, have one on my mercury vapor yard light. they come in 115 and 230
I actually have a similar one on my pool.....only this one looks like its great great grandpa. The way you toggle through zones was what made it seem so out of date and old.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:07 AM
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Hi guys, Im not an irrigation contractor, but I renovated a lawn recently and was talking with the customer about an irrigation schedule when he showed me his control box. This thing looked ancient. No zones, you just put the toggle switch (left of dial) in the down position to start zone one then you move it to the middle briefly and back down to advance one zone, then repeat.
sorry dude, i blew the call

http://www.intermatic.com/~/.../inte...20english.ashx

with no indication of the transformer, looked exactly like the pool/spa timer i'm used to.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:23 AM
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Blew the link, too. Nothing all so ancient about that controller, since they are still in production
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:38 AM
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Blew the link, too. Nothing all so ancient about that controller, since they are still in production
i'll take the beating when i deserve it,
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