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Old 04-20-2012, 09:07 PM
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mines saved my butt several times. havent had to break it out yet this year knock on wood....
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:23 PM
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Were I still working, I'd have one , as well as a TDR.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:31 PM
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:57 PM
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The 800 should be in tomorrow...im pretty excited..

i hope the supplier honors 580 like he said he would..

I think its going to cost more though..
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:29 PM
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The 800 should be in tomorrow...im pretty excited..

i hope the supplier honors 580 like he said he would..

I think its going to cost more though..
the 800 come in eddie?

call me if it did.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:39 PM
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nothing jim.. I'm going to a job tomorrow where there is an extremely shallow 13 strand wire and a recently aerated lawn. Kinda told the supply house they F'd me..they said I could use a 700 but i don't have time to drive to supply house and back.. Thankfully the area I know in question with the shallow wire is close to the clock... I can give a Mexicalli repair job and replace 20/30 feet of wire I hope in the trouble area..

Crazy enough most of the valves on the strand maybe 7 in total were operational.. Of course the spare wires in the strand had to be completely chopped off so just moving some connections around giving a resistance reading of OL..

The 7 or so valves that were giving resistance were well over 700 ohms telling me i have some serious cuts in this wire in more than 1 area...As crazy as it sounds the H/O told me there was no digging in any of the areas in plantings beds where I thought the wire would be cut. I'm taking a shower the other night thinking about this issue, remember seeing the areator plugs being deep in the lawn maybe 2-3 inches...Bingo that must be the issue... It has to be... So since I don't have the GFL and the area in question is close the clock im going to cut the 13 strand in the planting bed where i really feel the wire is intact and good..

so from where i cut the wire to the vb im going to test resistance and if the WM valves in the ground give me 55 or so ohms i know its good...

kinda tired and a little buzzed.. about to pass the fout from gorging myself at dinner with food and drink...

good times.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:47 PM
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you are an acquired taste my friend have fun tomorrow but not too much.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:48 PM
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I'll try to post a few pics of the findings ect....

for some reasons normal turn ons are boring to me.I want the tough choppy jobs that nobody can figure out...
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:35 PM
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nothing jim.. if the WM valves in the ground give me 55 or so ohms i know its good...
55 ohms is getting up there, 60 ohms is considered a "open". With the W*M valves, I like them at .20/.30 amps. Ideal is .25.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:36 PM
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I'm pretty sure the new solenoids show around 50 region..I'll check tomorrow..
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