Remotes 101

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mikegyver, May 22, 2012.

  1. It's not as time consuming as walking the property without a remote. One time investment and from then on you are benefiting from it. After a few installs you pick up some speed. I used a dewalt power screwdriver and set it at 7. Some controllers go really fast. Others are a total pia especially if they use speaker wire style connectors. RB ESPM is by far my favorite for pigtails. WM SL is my least favorite. Lawn genies are a piece of cake. As long as it has screw terminals. A few of the older toros that require an eyeglasses screwdriver are a pain. The original ESPs with the terminal going up and down in the back of the cabinet are a total pain. The RB mechanical RC is a pain especially if it has a master valve because of its design to allow it to be put in a series as slaves. Still it was worth the trouble on every one especially if I knew I was going to be back.
     
  2. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
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    Maybe I missed it but is there a link to the pigtails or is this some thing you make yourself? Thanks.



    I've been talking with the RB rep and he says they are working on a phone app that will allow at least some functions to be controlled from the phone for start ups, repairs/testing and blow outs.

    Even if we had on/off, forward/back on the stations and the ability to change the zone time that would be real nice.
     
  3. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
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    www.remotepigtails.com
     
  4. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Posts: 828

    Thank you for the quick response!
     
  5. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 2,141

    where the heck is FIMCO?
     
  6. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
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    remotepigtails@gmail.com, he doesn't associate with the riff raff here anymore. ;)
     
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Funny how the riffraff still sends people his way (read my post to Arturf)
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  8. bcg

    bcg LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Tx
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    Jim,

    If you've talked to him since his departure, you know that there's more to it than that. He's really active on LinkedIn and always answers his phone and emails.
     

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