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A new venture

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Without A Drought, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
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  2. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Congrats on the new job!
    I basically did the same thing a few years back.

    As far as Station Master I use one along with the 200EP Tone Probe. (Station Master Kit)
    Last week I used it to locate a bad splice in a splice box by checking for tone on either side of the splice. Sure 'nuff the wire was broken off inside the splice.
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    sprinkus, here's an interesting fact/tip that i got from a telephone buddy.

    when working in the B box they can speed up the locate of a pair by holding the probe in one hand and after wetting (licking) a finger, they touch all of the terminals with that wet finger...just run your finger down the strip.

    what happens is that your body acts as an insulator, i do this on individual wires in the field and on the terminal buss in the controller.

    i know that it sounds funny but, how many of you guys have stuck both of the probes of your multimeter in your mouth? right now my resistance reads
  4. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Blech, now I gotta wash my mouth out with more beer! :drinkup:
    And thanks for the advice! :clapping:
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    looking at ms smith up there, my resistance is in the micro territory :p
  6. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    "Yards By Jack" - now featuring aerial trimming!

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