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Old 10-29-2012, 07:38 PM
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That seems stupid, IMHO. You should know where the valves are
I remember a guy a few years back that spent months looking for a valve with a faulty W/M solenoid. He even had a 521. I wonder how that that would have turned out during blow outs.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:53 PM
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I remember a guy a few years back that spent months looking for a valve with a faulty W/M solenoid. He even had a 521. I wonder how that that would have turned out during blow outs.
He would have eaten all the damage, if it had frozen. I understand he learned a lot ( late in life) about a fully shorted solenoid with the mult-strand connected in both directions.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:55 PM
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Mike I have maps of 70% of mine , when I find something it goes on the sheet . But I cant spend hours billing to map out their system .
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:03 PM
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Mike I have maps of 70% of mine , when I find something it goes on the sheet . But I cant spend hours billing to map out their system .
You are right, I was jus' sayin' that AT LEAST the valve locations should be known from the git before you take on a new client. They will thank you if problems occur.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:17 PM
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back to the generator thing , a buddy of mine gave me another idea , an inverter in the truck would give pleanty of power to run a controller.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:23 PM
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back to the generator thing , a buddy of mine gave me another idea , an inverter in the truck would give pleanty of power to run a controller.
I can't believe you're making a big deal out of it. You might fry some controllers using energy you shouldn't.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:30 PM
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Not a big deal , when the last storm hit maryland we had people out for 4 days and some up to 10 days . I doubt I would fry anything since I am here on my computer using that same generator also running my tv , furnace and refrigerator . I plan to be back blowing out sprinklers wed morning , servicing customers with or without electricity .
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:38 PM
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Take a day off, it's only late Oct.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:42 PM
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Question for some of you cold weather guys - what is your blow out season like, in terms of start and finish? We are almost done here, and have already had two weather fronts that have gotten down to 20 degrees or lower. Sounds like our time frame is earlier, and shorter, for getting blow outs done. We occasionally will have 1-2 days after Thanksgiving where we can do a handful or two. This week is maybe 50% full, and next week we have 10-15 scheduled. So for me, waiting a week would not be an issue at this point, but that may not be the case in other areas.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:54 PM
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Question for some of you cold weather guys - what is your blow out season like, in terms of start and finish?.
It's never the same year to year. This year we got an early start because of cool wet weather. Some years it may be mid Oct before we can get going. It's only been below freezing a couple times so far but nothing to worry about backflows busting.
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