Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Virgil was no hack, his kids were. The book he wrote in 1976, "Sprinkler Irrigation Systems" is still viable after all these years. It comes up on Amazon & E-Bay every once in a while.
     
  2. alf500series

    alf500series LawnSite Senior Member
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    got called to fix a sprinkler system at a condo unit yesterday. the guy said he thinks there is a broken pipe. he also wanted me to show him how to set the timer for the system. got the the building.... walked around the back and found this:

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  3. alf500series

    alf500series LawnSite Senior Member
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    1970 called they want there piece of crap timer back! the battery backup wire was cut, you had to hold the door open on the box to try to set the timer, and the instructions on how to try to set the timer was hand written! granted the timer wasn't that bad--just old but the sprinkler system itself :hammerhead::laugh: wow-got pics of it but for some reason they aren't loading. so ill take some more tomorrow when i go back to replace the timer with a twentieth century one.
     
  4. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Twentyfirst century?
     
  5. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    My boss was telling me he had wrote a book, be interesting to see how they did it back then, or the method behind the madness.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    There was no madness; it simply predicated how sprinklers should be done right, which is just as current today, if anyone would pay freakin' attention.
     
  7. alf500series

    alf500series LawnSite Senior Member
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    well yes --i was just being a little sarcastic
     
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    I still see that controller a few times a year. Does what it needs to. Easy to operate if you know what you're doing. I have a ton of photos to upload when things slow down. Nice lightning related job at a church this week - New Pro C, three shorted solenoids, fused wires, wires 0.5" below the grass, lots of fun.
     
  9. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    sure have and been to about 50 or more Dead shows...
     
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mike or someone mentioned a rain sensor on the dog house. How about right next to the electric meter, in a corner, 8' up, and with the soffit blocking it?

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