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Old 07-17-2011, 06:19 AM
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Just install the controller and have him run it manually
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exactly, tell hi he can water whenever he wants.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:27 AM
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Heck, take out the electric valves, and put in brass manual valves that he has to operate with a tall key. Might as well replace the heads with a 2" Champion brass head and take the system back another 40 years in time.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:55 AM
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I think you try to sound out the customer and see if you can't allay their fears about modern controllers. With the Hunter SRC, I could show them how they could create a one-time-only custom watering cycle for manual activation. Also, I would point out the panel coloration as to where you could move the dial around, and never affect the installed program.

Hunter also added a feature that let you lean on the "Next" button for a couple of seconds, to run the Program A cycle, and the button is marked for this manual start capability.

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Old 07-17-2011, 10:41 AM
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Hunter also added a feature that let you lean on the "Next" button for a couple of seconds, to run the Program A cycle, and the button is marked for this manual start capability.
Actually you can start any program with this feature. Just press the program button right after starting Program A with the "Next" button to get to the other programs.
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Old 07-17-2011, 10:58 AM
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Actually you can start any program with this feature. Just press the program button right after starting Program A with the "Next" button to get to the other programs.
Like I want a homeowner having additional programs
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:03 AM
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"im an old timer i dont want one of those controllers i wanna battery where i can click the valves on and off right from the garage....

You don't want a controller? Well sir you have one, and this is how you run it manually.

A clear need for the Gomer Pyle Surr-Prize clause in the install agreement.
Surr-prize Surr-Prize Surr-prize.
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:23 AM
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Ok guys well one of my customers Asked me to put in a whole system then as im almost done with it he says "im an old timer i dont want one of those controllers i wanna battery where i can click the valves on and off right from the garage....YOUR not runnin' my water bill up!!!" Im like ok well its gonna take me about a week to figure out/ redesign it to fit your requirements!
WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO??????

Ok is it possible to operate Orbit valves by a battery?? All the wiring is in the garage already so im hoping i can hook it to some battery to turn on the valves then again to turn them off... Is that possible if so HOW! thanksss
So you buy your components at Home Depot?

I say bull on your alleged predicament. Never happened...
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:40 AM
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Tell him that is not standard but for an additional $500 you could make this happen.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:00 AM
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I did charge him a little more for the aggravation especially since i have to give sprinkler lessons! for the next 3 weeks! His wife insisted on me doing this i swear! lol
I went to home depot and got him that cheap 20 Buck 6 zone timer
BIG MANUAL Button Clear as day! Your can turn the knob to off.
Manual is on Then just click clear to turn everything off.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:04 AM
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Don't make it difficult, just find a Rainbird RCI series electromechanical controller.
The ratcheting sound the section wheel makes as it rotates around should satisfy the old goat. Plus with the push-pull pins he can manual anything he wants and sell it to him this way, say the pins and the ratchet system are for people with vision and hearing difficulties, check with your local medicare program - it might be covered under the eye care. . .
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