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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by JimLewis, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    texasgrassguy,

    2 yrs. ago i was at a goldline siminar in sacramento, ca. for teh. support. at that time a few of the service companies were working with a "central service management, wireless controller." in a nutshell they had a computer link with the controller and were able to monitor the water chemistry from the office, it was a way for the service company to adjust the salt generator/chlorine/bromine levels without sending a tech to the site.
    even with this tehnology they still had to show up once a week to clean the skimmer baskets and give the pool the human once over. i don't see any controller ever replacing the walkthrough needed to visualy inspect an irrigation system or swimming pool
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ditto that; spelling correction n/c.
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    many mahalo
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good point on the per hydrozone SMS, which in an ideal world is the best way to go. That said, using 1-2 SMS's and making adjustments based on hydrozone requirements is no different in practice than any ET controller.
    If you don't have the ability/money to use a SMS per hydrozone, then the best option IMO is a mixed approach, SMS with ET calculations. This does not necessarily mean you need to use a ET based controller in order to do this.
     
  5. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hmmm, yes, there is no real way to completely automate a mechanical system is there?
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    i sense the wheels turning in your highly educated noodle, maybe there is?
     
  7. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Humans will figure out a way to do it. And then the mechanical system will figure out a way to undo it.

    Ummm, I think I posted this in the irrigation forum instead of the OMigation forum. :dizzy:
     
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    [​IMG]
     
  9. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    nice rack that robot has....does it have a sister?
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    As many as you want. One for each side?
     

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