is one of these a better solution than another?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irrig8r, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Doubler

    Add-A-Zone

    Double Switch

    Which one would you use where you have a bad wire 300 ft. away from a clock?

    Three valves in the area, all shrubs, two with existing Toro stream rotors, the third with 1800 nozzles on shrub risers that I might change over to MP rotators.

    Two functioning control wires.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Toggle valve?

    Really old-school solution. Replace the missing zone wire with earth ground.
     
  3. I've used the Add-a-zone many times and would definitely use it over the doubler. Never used the double switch. I'm also the guy who recommended XPCN nozzles. The add a zone and the Doubler have a life span. Don't last forever.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hmmmm, there is a way to run two zones from a pair of wires, and no earth ground end-run. I smell breakthrough product here!
     
  5. I have also used the add-a-zone...worked just fine...valve was 1000+ft away...
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Real smart not running spare wire to avoid the inevitable. :hammerhead:
     
  7. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yeah ... well, that guy was off the job 20 years ago....


    Thanks to all for your replies.

    I've used the Doubler twice... Add-A-Zone looks interesting... I can't find Double Switch on the Ewing site.

    TSM also has other products besides the Doubler I'm not familiar with.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yet one more reason to own a pipe puller....
     
  9. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You mean to add wires at this point...LOL.

    A handful of oak trees, brick walks, an asphalt driveway and a tennis court in between... not a chance.
     
  10. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    That's OK because the labor is a cinch.
     

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