Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 04-30-2012, 08:29 PM
Duekster Duekster is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 7,971
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Leary View Post
Don't worry about it, they are great instruments. The trick, and it's not always possible, is to use it frequently so as to avoid the "null/no null" confusion. A better pair of headphones might help, and keeping an (eye) out on the meter might be helpful. Believe me, I've been there.

+ 1 on the head phones.

I get mixed signals near metal like gas meters, edging and worse is pool pumps.

Nicks and broken wires are my weakness, the signal does not pop like it should when I hit the end of the line. Valves no problem.

I have read and re-read the manual several times in the last 5 years
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 04-30-2012, 08:41 PM
Sprinkus's Avatar
Sprinkus Sprinkus is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,816
Needle in a haystack?
No problem with a fault finder!
White AND red wire used as common? A minor annoyance with the proper equipment!
Well, I was fuming a bit but I am pretty backed up.
Attached Images
       
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 04-30-2012, 08:57 PM
Mike Leary's Avatar
Mike Leary Mike Leary is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Winnemucca, Nevada
Posts: 20,573
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprinkus View Post
Needle in a haystack?
No problem with a fault finder!
White AND red wire used as common? A minor annoyance with the proper equipment!
Well, I was fuming a bit but I am pretty backed up.
Slime, pure slime.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 04-30-2012, 09:21 PM
FIMCO-MEISTER's Avatar
FIMCO-MEISTER FIMCO-MEISTER is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Red State America
Posts: 18,734
Fault finder is a jewel tool. It really feels good to nail a problem wire and dig a small hole knowing exactly where the issue is.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 04-30-2012, 09:23 PM
Mike Leary's Avatar
Mike Leary Mike Leary is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Winnemucca, Nevada
Posts: 20,573
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Leary View Post
Slime, pure slime.
Not you, Sprinkus, the installer gets the slime vote.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 04-30-2012, 09:25 PM
Duekster Duekster is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 7,971
Wire all turns dark after a while any way. You are lucky

I have also found old installs with telephone wire. It amazed me it lasted 20 years.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 04-30-2012, 10:08 PM
Sprinkus's Avatar
Sprinkus Sprinkus is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,816
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Leary View Post
Not you, Sprinkus, the installer gets the slime vote.

How true!
Apparently this was a system the builder had put in. There are so many other issues with this system that I am ready to limp away screaming.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 05-01-2012, 04:02 AM
Duekster Duekster is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 7,971
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprinkus View Post

How true!
Apparently this was a system the builder had put in. There are so many other issues with this system that I am ready to limp away screaming.
Rumor has it builder contractors do things poorly so they get the service work later. They need that because they give away the installs. Rightly so since many builder installs are worthless.

Missing wire nuts, 3 valves in a 6 in round, poor zoning, spraying across walks, running in straight lines causing uneven pressures.

I make a decent living repairing track home installs and the good old fashioned loose connection.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 05-01-2012, 06:56 AM
FIMCO-MEISTER's Avatar
FIMCO-MEISTER FIMCO-MEISTER is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Red State America
Posts: 18,734
My experience with contractors that install systems in tract homes is they rarely get heavy into service. A few do but those are the ones that do a pretty decent job. The pizzpoor work inmo is due to plain old incompetence and lack of supervision.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 05-01-2012, 08:20 AM
Kiril Kiril is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: District 9 CA
Posts: 18,330
Quote:
Originally Posted by sprinkus View Post

How true!
Apparently this was a system the builder had put in. There are so many other issues with this system that i am ready to limp away screaming.
.. Pita = $$

Quote:
Originally Posted by FIMCO-MEISTER View Post
The pizzpoor work inmo is due to plain old incompetence and lack of supervision.
Don't forget cutting corners which is the biggest reason of all. Everyone knows those waterproof connectors are way more expensive than a little tape or that wire nut rolling around on your truck floor.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:38 PM.

Page generated in 0.07688 seconds with 8 queries