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Old 10-29-2013, 08:22 PM
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Pump control conversion

Today we converted this system from a pump start relay to pressure switch, tank, and cycle stop valve. We just took this place over because the landscape co. Was "servicing" the system before me and they set time on an empty zone in the clock, dead headed the pump and it burned up.














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Old 10-29-2013, 10:07 PM
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You always have a clean install and this was no exception. Your work is a fine example for the new guys that want to "add" irrigation to their "list of services".


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Old 10-29-2013, 11:45 PM
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Is that a 60 psi CSV?
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:28 AM
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:13 AM
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Theirs mud on the valve box lid
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:20 PM
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Picky picky

Looks good, just pickin!
As a side point, correct me if i'm wrong, but with a PSR they should have had the next "empty" zone tied into the last used zone, so that it don't deadhead. Been a while since I used one.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:25 PM
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Looks good, just pickin!
As a side point, correct me if i'm wrong, but with a PSR they should have had the next "empty" zone tied into the last used zone, so that it don't deadhead. Been a while since I used one.
All unused stations should be tied to the last working station.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:17 AM
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however the wiring is done, a mechanical valve failure to open will deadhead the pump
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:10 AM
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All unused stations should be tied to the last working station.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:28 PM
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A PSR with a heat sensor, like the Munro Smart Box w/optional heat sensor, can help prevent damage to centrifugal pumps in a dead head situation.

I sure hope that is low voltage going through that pressure switch. Imagine that box filling up with water and someone sticking their hand in there not knowing any better.

Nice install and cleanup! I wish there were more contractors that really cared enough to do work like that!
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