going to pull the trigger on a ground fault

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Mike Leary

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    Fire the zone and check the amps. They are fresh solenoids? Do they have the white wires? .25 amps is the magic number. :)
     
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    oops mike I thought you were talking aboug ohms.. .sorry....


    will check amps tomorrow though.. good idea.
     
  3. Mike Leary

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    Do, volts don't really mean that much; you either got 26+ volts or not.
     
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    i usually dont check volts..rarely do you ever see ports fail...

    Ohms are what i usually trouble shoot off of..

    I want to get more comfortable short to earth measurements.
     
  5. Mike Leary

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    You get comfortable with amps, first, then you will be allowed to enter Jim's domain. :waving::drinkup:
     
  6. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    in a few years I'll be in his relm.. now im the pup with some cool tools....and im cool asking you all for help and stuff...

    you all def increased my trouble shooting skills many times over..
    The guy @ the wharehouse tells me very few people ask for the tools and tech questions that I put out..

    I've had some good teachers and would love to teach the right guy if he can show me he cares..
     
  7. Mike Leary

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    My main man moved on. You don't find many good ones. If a couple of badger employees had not almost run me out of business, I might still be in the game. You all know the scenario; drugs, drink, women, meth being the worst.:hammerhead:
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    Meth is pretty tough out west..

    I get sh!tty on the weekends usually, with booze.

    I just need a hard worker I can train and will install with me..
     
  9. Duekster

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    I have a 521. I like it. It does the job most the time but at other times it seems to fail. Or I just am not that good with it. Would love to hear more about other systems.
     
  10. Mike Leary

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    Don't worry about it, they are great instruments. The trick, and it's not always possible, is to use it frequently so as to avoid the "null/no null" confusion. A better pair of headphones might help, and keeping an (eye) out on the meter might be helpful. Believe me, I've been there. :dizzy:
     

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