Sweet new meter

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by 1idejim, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's very sensitive and yes, only a flashing light/audible alert tone. One thing I've noticed is when voltage is selected, touch the probe to the cable and you can read millivolts. Strange and I don't know if it's accurate or not, just saying.

    I used the pen meter on a troubleshoot at the river trail discovery center today. I was impressed that I was reading short to earth in sandy loam (very sandy).

    One meter that I could have control of and also allow to range itself with a reasonable degree of accuracy.


    I thought I'd have a few good pics but the issues were pretty straightforward. Nobody was able to figure the system out and they were going to trench new wire in next week but, wasn't anything wrong with the wires, just the original installer and all that had touched it until today.

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    That's all I had time for.
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  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Another nice wiring job. That clock drove me nuts. :dizzy:
     
  3. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
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    if it likes giving yes or no answers, please ask it if bitcoin will reach 100,000 within the next 3 years..

    please.
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Agreed Dad! Haven't seen one of those in a while, and am glad of it.
     
  5. 1idejim

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    You like that brother? They're going to replace it with a new Rain Dial controller like the one they have for the other system. I would have suggested just running the wiring to the existing Rain Dial 12 station clock but after seeing what the existing wiring was like in the field, I am hesitant to suggest they install a junction box and run the wiring to the existing Rain Dial.

    The existing Rain Dial only controlls 2 valves and was installed by one of the better irrigators in this area as part of a contribution.
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  6. Kiril

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    Never been a big fan of the Raindial. It has been used heavily in this area and always want to rip it off the wall and trash it when I see one.
     
  7. 1idejim

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    Rain Dial, second only to [​IMG]
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  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh sweet, now that is a controller. [​IMG]
     

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