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the original Hydro-Saver controller

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Wet_Boots, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    If someone from the NYC metro area mentions replacing an old Hydro-Saver controller, they will be talking about something like this. I never did see the remote control for this (the connector is a 1/4-inch phone jack)

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  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    sweet pic.....
     
  3. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Browns and greys shouldn't meet.
     
  4. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I hate those but the didgital version is even worse
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  5. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    Never seen that beast before. Thankfully.
     
  6. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    They are a long island controler that was made by the owners of atlantic irrigation I think.
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  7. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have some in my garage. One still works fine. The others, I always wanted to fiddle with it and see what went wrong. Never got around to it.

    The clock mechanism used to be available as a replacement part.
     
  8. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks like something an ex-Gruman or Fairchild engineer made. Made in Deer Park, Long Island.

    I see a LOT still in service at fast-food chain restaurants all over. The slider switches are temperamental - look at them sideways and they do not work. Then suddenly work fine.
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    The clock mechanism is what tickles me. They didn't want to try to do that part solid-state, and used the same sort of mechanism that might switch Christmas lights.
     
  10. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    The first question to the customer on a service call "Ma'am, you didn't turn that dial counter clock wise did you?" (Stated with you best Dan Aykroyd imitation.
     

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