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Old 12-04-2010, 11:46 AM
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Guess I am sheltered. Maybe this is why I try to stay residential.

In my book that is down right rude.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:19 PM
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I was asked to quote a new HOA yesterday and was inspecting the site with the HOA management company. As is my normal habit I opened VB's as I walked the site. When I saw this box next to the controller I thought it was going to be a master valve or something. I was pleasantly surprised to see it being used as a junction box. I should leave the lid off for migrating birds.

Accidentally got a boot shot in there too.
look at the good and the bad from my standpoint:

1. lots of room to work in, i'm going to use jump wires anyhow.

2. easy access to earth grounding.

3. i can work several ways, to and from the controller and to the field.

4. you can see and hear better, you get plenty of fresh air.

5. i have the tools to work on this job without issues, wire sorters,TDR, stationmaster, lots of premade jumpwires ect.

the downside is:

1. from the looks,more than one person has worked on the system already

2. it's not a dry or shady place to work

3. it'll take awhile to get under control but the next person in the box will know where everything is going

i know it looks like a mess but it prolly ain't that bad
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:21 PM
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Jim. If I bid the job and get it I will put you on my speed dial.

Actually I know I can sort through it. It's just a messy. It could have been down a lot tidier.
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:31 PM
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Jim. If I bid the job and get it I will put you on my speed dial.

Actually I know I can sort through it. It's just a messy. It could have been down a lot tidier.
granted, i've seen much worse argos.

i rode bulls and jumped out of airplanes, wiring doesn't scare me too bad
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Old 12-04-2010, 12:40 PM
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but did you ever jump out of an airplane while riding a bull....
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:45 PM
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Nice boot shot, the rest is typical commercial madness. One has to be be VERY carefull in one of those, could be more than 24 volts hidden.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:23 PM
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My proud uncle blabbed to the neighbor about me knowing a tad about sprinklers. The guy said the valve was replaced the other day. Where the hell did that valve come from, a dusty, old pick-up truck? Nice non-w.p. connectors, also. I was so excited to look at a service call that I forgot to put my Romeo in the pic.
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Old 12-04-2010, 03:38 PM
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wow, nice vale replacement. that is totally awesome.

i hate wiring messes like the one just pic'd. i have had to determine which wire was the correct one out of about 20 that were the same color. i really hate that as all i had to work with was my multimeter. the wires were being spliced into from my end in a reconstruction job. the 20 wires were dead and i was powering to them to continue onto valves.

that was a slow process, but i got er figured out in about 15 min or 20 min.
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Old 12-04-2010, 04:36 PM
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Sell him a controller while your there.
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Old 12-04-2010, 05:11 PM
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I was asked to quote a new HOA yesterday and was inspecting the site with the HOA management company. As is my normal habit I opened VB's as I walked the site. When I saw this box next to the controller I thought it was going to be a master valve or something. I was pleasantly surprised to see it being used as a junction box. I should leave the lid off for migrating birds.

Accidentally got a boot shot in there too.
Nice boot!!!
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