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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Will owning my own amp meter really help me trouble shoot Joe Homeowner.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not as much as it used to, with smarter controllers telling you about shorts. Just for general usage, a cheap clamparound meter is good to have. But on irrigation, it's been a few years since I needed to measure current draws of solenoids (thank goodness I didn't install W*M)
     
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    ::::Install W*M, buy a Fluke meter:::::cry::hammerhead::dizzy:
     
  4. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    The boss wont get you one?
     
  5. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    "(thank goodness I didn't install W*M)"


    I noticed Weathermatic takes a lot of flack from the pros here. Do the majority of you think their products are junk and/or cheaply made? Just curious cause my neighbor just had 8 zones put in,a mix of rotors and spray heads.....all weathermatic.
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bad valve solenoids are enough to make me glad I wasn't installing W*M - they actually had to come up with a new solenoid shape and part number, because they had so thoroughly messed up the existing one.
     
  7. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok,interesting....you know their stuff even looks cheap.I will never buy Weathermatic thanks to you guys. *trucewhiteflag*
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Count back over a decade, and W*M was brass valves and brass heads and solid all the way. Plastic valves were okay, too. Plastic heads were all me-too items.
     
  9. Mike Leary

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    After Imperial,W*M made the coolest valves on the planet until the solenoid problem.Smartline controller is as sophisticated as medium end clocks can be.
     
  10. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
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    So,their smartline controller is a good,solid product that your would use at your own home?
     

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