Old 05-14-2014, 08:33 PM
JeffMac JeffMac is offline
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Irrigation Specialist 30 Years Glorified Dirt Puppy

30 Years of irrigation experience.
Love my job.
Strong in all phases of diagnostic irrigation.
Conventional wiring.
2-Wire systems.
Single phase to Three Phase Pump panel diagnostic.
Familiar with both submersible and centrifugal pumps.
All landscape lighting.
All types of drainage.
Versed in inline fault locator, 521 Locator, ACC Field Diagnostic programming, Volt, Ohms, and Ammeters.
Got any questions, shoot it at me. I'll answer as time permits: JeffMac31262@yahoo.com
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:31 AM
bugsNbows bugsNbows is offline
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Glorified dirt puppy... LOL. You appear to be well versed and highly qualified. Wish we had someone like you operating around here... especially considering how proper irrigation relates to (and interfaces with) plant growth and establishment.
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:43 AM
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As a former Irrigation license holder, my hats off to you. While the Theory of Irrigation isn't that hard, putting it into practice is. It takes many years of experience to just learn the different manufactures.

My one big job was my nursery which used Hydraulic control valves. For those not familiar with Hydraulic Control valves I will explain. Instead of wire running to a solenoid valve, a 1/4 water line is. That 1/4 line bleeds water off the diaphragm of the zone control valve to open it. The 1/4 bleeder line comes back to a control valve that is operated electrically by a standard irrigation control box. This a more economic way to irrigate large but not huge areas. Golf Course with use expensive computer systems that I don't fully understand.

Why Hydraulic?? on larger systems electric wire has too much resistant and might require # 8 or bigger wire to go the distances. With 1/4 water line the resistant is so small it doesn't effect the over all performance. However the greater the distance, the greater the lag time in response.


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Old 05-16-2014, 11:41 PM
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Where are you based...thanks
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