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Old 06-21-2012, 09:55 AM
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BTW boots, at your age you don't want too many people near to you with access to plugs that can be easily pulled.
Ouch! And me pressed into duty on the hottest day of the year, too. Hope I don't melt.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:24 AM
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Ouch! And me pressed into duty on the hottest day of the year, too. Hope I don't melt.
Cleaning your place and taking a shower for the first time in a month doesn't count.
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Old 06-21-2012, 01:16 PM
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I don't see the advantage to hardwiring.
All our controllers are outside. We put a switch I between the breaker and the pump/controller so we can service them without having to access the breakers.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:38 PM
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One other point is that if you just plug it into a GFCI outlet, more chance of the homeowner deciding to use the other side of the outlet to plug something into it. If they trip it, they go plug into another outlet continue on, forgetting they tripped it.

(Worked for an electrical contractor before, and was surprised how many people are clueless to a GCFI outlet)

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Old 06-21-2012, 09:58 PM
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Ouch! And me pressed into duty on the hottest day of the year, too. Hope I don't melt.
How hot did it get in your neck of the woods today?
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:23 PM
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I don't see the advantage to hardwiring.
Simple every time anybody sees water runnign when they think it shouldn't they pull the plug. And they never call the irrigator and then when he comes for monthly check the grass is all dead. Lock em up as tight as possible. And I don't consider it safe or water proof unless there is a locked cover on the socket.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:07 PM
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Simple every time anybody sees water runnign when they think it shouldn't they pull the plug. And they never call the irrigator and then when he comes for monthly check the grass is all dead. Lock em up as tight as possible. And I don't consider it safe or water proof unless there is a locked cover on the socket.
I don't really experience clients pulling the plug on there irrigation. If they do, it is trying to unsuccessfully remedy a valve stuck open which they need a professional for anyway. I do experience the gfi tripping and the client realizing his grass his dead.

I wish all esp clocks had a "save contractor default" like the esp smart.

Locked socket? I don't think i have seen one of those.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:51 PM
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Ouch! And me pressed into duty on the hottest day of the year, too. Hope I don't melt.
i was jvst funnin about. i didnt think you'd go all to pieces and go to drinking the good stuff.
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:08 PM
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The guy had a Tee for going under the side walk and another Tee tight against it for the head. Swing joints are important.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:34 PM
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is that a rigid swing joint?
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