Junction box ideas

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ArTurf, May 9, 2014.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would be a bit more concerned with the whys and wherefores of the existing controllers demise than the few extra hundred dollars of reinstalling the new controller.
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  2. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    In the garage, money not a prob but no point in going past reasonable. Not trying to make it more complicated than needs to be. 20 or more stations so lots of wires.
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Money spent on clean installs is money well spent ArTurf. Even the most frugal person appreciates craftsmanship. Your other choice is to put a splice box in the ground under the existing location and run new wiring into the garage where you're installing the new controller. If you're wiring a remote you'll have a mess anyway, unless you use a junction box with terminal strips.
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  4. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
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    speaking of frugal !

    Here is my ghetto set-up in my garage....
    I thought it would go well with my ghetto temp. garage doors....

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    Its Multistrand between 212 and box, from there its 16 guage to the valves.

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  5. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    Jim what are those "line boxes" ?

    Are a pair of screws within the linebox much like a wire-nut?

    I've never seen those before, that would be much better than a butt-load of wirenuts crammed into the box. (as is the case in the above picture ^)
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Line box for the power to the clock Rhett. Terminal strips inside the junction box

    http://www.wiringproducts.com/terminal-blocks-terminal-strips
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  7. cjohn2000

    cjohn2000 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cant be worse than this. . .

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  8. windflower

    windflower LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You could feather the connections, solder the wires and use heat shrink. Would take a while but result would be pretty clean.
     
  9. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can ya yank the wires thru the wall and install an exterior?
     

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