Thoughts on wireless rain sensors, Blu-loc, Remotes for controllers

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Duramaxsle1, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
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    I use all these, and I find them incredible time savers.
     
  2. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Blu-loc is not worth the money, use Hunter swing pipe and Lasco Blue Twister barbs.
     
  3. Duramaxsle1

    Duramaxsle1 LawnSite Member
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    Really, I find blu loc costs less and it's just press on instead of doing in your wrists if tempertures aren't warm enough.
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    We looked at blu locs, Lasco twisters are our choice. We install remote
    pigtails on all systems; great for service & winterizing! Not had much luck
    w/ Rain Sensors: had them stick open or closed. Our market is such that
    within 10 minutes, one of us can give the clocks a timed rain-off.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Temperature does have a lot to do with poly work. In some cold weather installs, when joining two larger poly pipes that are both curling up at the end of a pull, I would forget trying to fit them to a straight coupling, and use two street ells threaded together, for an easy connection.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I didn't know they made poly rain sensors.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sure, hold out a short length of poly pipe - if it gets covered with droplets of water, it could be raining.
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just got a e-mail from mini-click...they want you to become the director
    of R&D.
     

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