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Old 12-29-2015, 12:34 PM
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100 zones

What do you guys think the best setup would be for 100 zones? Single timer, multiple timers, 2 wire, conventional?
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:02 PM
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What do you guys think the best setup would be for 100 zones? Single timer, multiple timers, 2 wire, conventional?
Are you going to run it via central system, or want the option down the road?
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:05 PM
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25 Orbit controllers on one wall.
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:06 PM
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Are you going to run it via central system, or want the option down the road?
Not likely. It also needs to be simple enough for property manager and landscapers to do basic operations.
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:39 PM
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There is nothing "simple" about 100 zones, especially with the same poc. However, I've had fantastic results using these clocks, which can be "daisy-chained" for down the road Central Control. With flow sensing, the clocks will measure electrical as well and are (with proper instruction) easy to operate. I could use a road trip to assist you, let me know or PM for more info. You all know, I AM NOT A REP, but a believer in this fine product.

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Old 12-29-2015, 02:27 PM
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The 2 systems i'm getting moving on now are going to come in around 90 or so zones. we specified RB ESPLXD timers and decoders with the IQ central control interface. It will also have ET and flow sensors
I was looking at Hunter ACC, but have heard the Rain bird IQ setup is cheaper and easier to use over hunter.
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Old 12-29-2015, 02:40 PM
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The 2 systems i'm getting moving on now are going to come in around 90 or so zones. we specified RB ESPLXD timers and decoders with the IQ central control interface. It will also have ET and flow sensors
I was looking at Hunter ACC, but have heard the Rain bird IQ setup is cheaper and easier to use over hunter.
How long have those been made & what's the reports from the "end users" ?
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:09 PM
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I think you still have to avoid using any of the DV-series valves with Rainbird 2-wire, but those systems likely flow too much for them anyway.
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:14 PM
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ESP-LXMD (Rain Bird 2-wire). We installed 2 - 120\130 zone systems with it this year. Simple easy.

Could also go ACC-D, but with how Hunter has been slow on new features, I would skip it for now (We also installed a few 80+ zone ACC system too this year).
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:15 PM
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The 2 systems i'm getting moving on now are going to come in around 90 or so zones. we specified RB ESPLXD timers and decoders with the IQ central control interface. It will also have ET and flow sensors
I was looking at Hunter ACC, but have heard the Rain bird IQ setup is cheaper and easier to use over hunter.
Base price and set-up, Rain Bird is cheaper. Plus with IQ Cloud, you can use run everything from a tablet or cell phone (unlike before where you HAD to have a desktop running the software. This is where Hunter falls behind too since they do not have a non-desktop version yet).
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