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Old 08-27-2012, 01:07 PM
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You mean James Hardie the company, not the man, right? Because the man for whom the company was named died in 1920.
Yes... I was refering to the James Hardie Co.... not the man
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:11 PM
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Was there a version that had both an NVM and NiCad backup? One I'm referring too looks just like the one in the photo, but with 12 stations. I'll see if I can find a date code and model # when I get there next time. My recollection is that it didn't have an NVM and lost programming when the batteries died. Slated to be replaced soon.
No... the NVM is only a feature of the MC-B+ and Dial-B series controllers. Those controllers required a 9V alkaline battery to retain the correct time of day. The MC+ and MC-A+ required the Ni-Cad battery pack. The pack was a heat shrink wrapped set of 4 AA sizes Ni-Cad batteries. There was a way on SOME versions of the original MC standard controller to make them accept a Ni-Cad battery by installing a wire jumper between two points on the PCB.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:51 PM
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Prolly the weirdest controller to ever program. In fact ,we used an MC to test the rookies for their certification.
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:11 PM
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Prolly the weirdest controller to ever program. In fact ,we used an MC to test the rookies for their certification.
Because they were so common around here it was one of the first I learned. Superior Sterling is/was very similar and common here.

That said, a lot of customers were more comfortable with the Irritrol Dial AB.

Oh, and the weirdest I ever programmed was the Johns-Manville.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:26 AM
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Gentlemen, I thank you all for you responses. I have done a "reboot" so to speak and the controller is working at this time. I found out that you can only have 4 stations at one time operating within all the programs. This was not the case. Someone had to many valve working and thus the clock was not starting other programs. Again thnks for you imput.

Also sorry for the late response back

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Old 08-30-2012, 10:29 AM
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Oh, and the weirdest I ever programmed was the Johns-Manville.
Completely agree.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:47 PM
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Because they were so common around here it was one of the first I learned. Superior Sterling is/was very similar and common here.
Remember that old saw about dogs knowing people were scared of them?
I installed a ton of the Hardie "Touch Command" clocks, loved them. When Russ took over the biz, they turned on him and he had nothing but problems.

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