The great Calsense install....

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by TRILAWNCARE, May 18, 2009.

  1. TRILAWNCARE

    TRILAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    Purchased the controller on Ebay a few months ago.... Like my sig once said "Praying for a Calsense controller" I'm surprised no one asked me about my sig when I changed it to "You won't believe what showed up at my door one day. Praying really does work." I also just purchased the remote last week on Ebay for $10.51 plus $13.46 for shipping. Funny the shipping cost was more than the remote... Remote looks brand new, never used...

    I’m installing the Calsense at my personal residence, replacing my Hunter ICC.


    When I got the controller I tested it out and found that everything worked fine, but the controller would lose memory of the date, time and program when power was removed. So I called Calsense, and they said the battery was most likely to blame and to send the controller in and they would check it out. The warranty is 10 years, and even though I didn't originally purchase the controller they are fixing it for free. Not many companies that will do that. They have been absolutely wonderful to work with. Hat's off to them.



    I just finished installing the flow sensor. I'm going all out, nothing but the best, for the best....

    I poured a concrete footing for the valve box.


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    Re-doing the mainline
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    Leveling form with laser... Can't work with out a cold one......
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    Finished box on pad...
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    Flow sesor in box.JPG

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  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is what I like to see .... SCH80 for your mainline. :clapping:
     
  3. TRILAWNCARE

    TRILAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    Temporary pump set up, to allow the system to be run until I pour a permanent pad for the pump...

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    Pump plumbed.JPG

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  4. TRILAWNCARE

    TRILAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    Added a additional zone valve... Get that hoof in there... :laugh:

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    Second valve 3.JPG

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  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good choice in valve boxes. Why not use sch 80 unions for the sensor install?
     
  6. TRILAWNCARE

    TRILAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    I had the brass unions and nipples.

    Are you saying that brass is not better than sch 80?

    If I didn't already have them, I would have used sch 80.....
     
  7. Nice TriLawn. I'll save my comments til you finish.
     
  8. So far you are the leader in 2009 for most picky post with this one.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey, I don't suffer from an excess of brass unions. Those are cases of good German beer in my eyes, once I sell them to a customer.
     
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Very nice, keep them pics coming. :clapping: :drinkup:
     

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