No MV control with Hunter X-Core controller

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jcom, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    We were finishing up a job with a MV and wanted to shut off the MV for half the zones but cannot find anyplace in the manual where this is possible.

    Anyone have any knowledge of being able to do this?

    John
     
  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Buy a better controller.
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  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why expect an entry-level controller to have all the advanced functions of the more expensive ones?
     
  4. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    If you shut off the master valve for half the zones , nothing will work . The flow of water stops for the whole system. What would be the point of doing this?
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If it were a booster pump, that's where the function comes into play.
     
  6. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    correct , but he said he used a master valve .
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not many clocks have a programmable by program master valve feature. :cry:
     
  8. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have the MV plumbed for half the zones. Everything works well with the MV opening for all zones as the water will go to the open valve. It is not a huge factor for this app but in certain situations it would rule out this controller if it is not possible to manage the MV.

    Hence I was asking for past experiences if there is a "secret" way to manage the MV. If not possible, I will make decisions accordingly, thank you very much.

    Thanks for the opines.

    John
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you mean that half of the zones are upstream of the MV?
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  10. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Gold Member
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    The Pro-C has programable master valve by station. This comes in handy for systems with a booster pump and certain stations do not need the pump. It comes in handy. I've seen systems without this feature and the booster pump running small spray zones with no telling what kind of pressure.
     

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