pics from today

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    picked up this place the other day. its a big old place on the ocean with a beautiful garden. we spent the day adding, moving, and raising heads that the previous co. was too lazy to do. We re nozzled a lot of heads on zones that had all 3 gpm. the place is probably 2.5 acres and i am worried because i only found 4 valves out of 14. I was getting a lot of static on the 521 from the electric panel I think, its right next to the clock.

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  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    The 521 is nasty around other wire runs, I've had my guys follow a "run" into a building where I knew we had no valve wires. Nice site, do you need glasses or is the camera on a dweeb setting?
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    crackberry camera is not so good. this place is right down the street from the house where Biden was staying on vacation last week.
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't see any foot shots, either. :hammerhead:
     
  6. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks like a 2" Febco 805 .. Yuck!

    Cool property btw!
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    t'heck with feet - we want baby turtles :)
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    looks like a jackpot...
     
  9. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    Gardener looks likes they are doing a great job. That perennial bed by the pool is awesome.

    Whats with the windmill?
     
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    if the system has a single common, start tracing the common from a valve box. this will remove your wire trace from the electrical interference.

    a squirt of dawn liquid soap in a 5 gallon bucketfull of water to pour around your ground will help.

    once the common is traced you can run long jump wires to the controller (moving the transmitter away from the pane)l, if you make a multiple connector like the one in my picture you can connect a bunch of valves and walk the common path, the valves will sound off when you are near them.

    you have to connect the red to the valves and the black to the common for the valve locate, just thought i'd throw that in.

    if you have multiple commons, pair the commons to the valves they service using a multimeter or a stationmaster/pro-48.

    do a multiple valve locate for each common.

    this is where a TDR really comes in handy giving you distances from the controller.

    you'll do fine greenmonster, best of luck

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