One zone systems solenoide and clock

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mitjin, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    They all suck, do your best to get AC.
     
  2. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
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    while we are on the topic of DC.

    I suppose the question of: "how long will a battery last on a node/toro variant?", would probably be a "too many variables kinda question" ?
     
  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Who cares? and who wants to program a separate clock.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    One feature of a lot of old homes was a small basement without a single power outlet. Not a one. It was always necessary to have a pull chain adapter for the single unswitched ceiling light. Unscrew light bulb, screw in adapter, and move chain from the ceiling fixture to the adapter. Plug in controller to adapter. Count the weeks until some dumbass relative moved the pull chain back to the ceiling fixture, and killed the controller.
     
  5. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Only an idiot would install a controller in a basement.
     
  6. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    well Mr. Who is an idiot, bc having two clocks on one system is NOT fun.

    However, I am glad that he would like to be able to tell an asking customer how long a DC controller's battery will last.
     
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  7. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Teach them how to replace battery and reprogram.
     
  8. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Better yet, just hand them the instruction manual.
     
  9. S.O.Contracting

    S.O.Contracting LawnSite Member
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    I like this one better than the toro ddcwp from personal use. Works exactly like a pro-c. The irritrol iboc isn't bad either. But I don't know if they even still make it.
     
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a customer that has one in a basement. Not only in a basement, but in a closet behind everything they use. Funny thing is it was installed by a very reputable large company
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