Ancient control box

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by fl-landscapes, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hi guys, Im not an irrigation contractor, but I renovated a lawn recently and was talking with the customer about an irrigation schedule when he showed me his control box. This thing looked ancient. No zones, you just put the toggle switch (left of dial) in the down position to start zone one then you move it to the middle briefly and back down to advance one zone, then repeat.

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  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    you see these timers on most of the older swimming pools, still part of a lower end pump/filter installation. they're great for some things, i save the timers that i replace on upgrades and use them elsewhere, have one on my mercury vapor yard light. they come in 115 and 230
     
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Florida special - there's an indexing valve in that system
     
  4. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    We had that on our hot tub
     
  5. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    General purpose relay with timer for irrigation? :confused:
    First time I've seen one used in that application.
     
  6. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I've never seen one used for irrigation... the output is line voltage. I've seen dozens of them used for line voltage outdoor lighting and pond pumps.
     
  7. fl-landscapes

    fl-landscapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    I actually have a similar one on my pool.....only this one looks like its great great grandpa. The way you toggle through zones was what made it seem so out of date and old.
     
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    sorry dude, i blew the call

    www.intermatic.com/~/.../intermatic/.../t8845pv - english.ashx

    with no indication of the transformer, looked exactly like the pool/spa timer i'm used to.:waving:
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    i'll take the beating when i deserve it,
     

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