Two wire?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mike Leary, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anyone going Weather Matic SL? We are. Input?
     
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Inputting now

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  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    what the price for decoders clock for the wm... i love the hunter acc-d but it's $texas
     
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    How many zones are you using a two-wire system on?
     
  5. Hank Reardon

    Hank Reardon LawnSite Senior Member
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    The single decoders cost around $55 for a single, ~$100 for a double, and then a quad is ~$150. The current system is our first 2-wire and it's only 12-14 zones (client may add before we wrap up). This is the WM system using the WM wire, coupled with the weather monitor.

    Mike, you'll like this, 12 zones and 150 RB1812SAMS!

    This project was on a budget so I opted to go with RB plastic nozzles, not brass.:cry:
     
  6. Looks to me that the cost of those decoders encourages you to group those valves in manifolds of four. I'd send a message to WM to let them know about this project. They would be wise to make sure you guys succeed. Whose decoders are these?
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does that make it a fair trial of the product? Giving the mfr a heads-up?
     
  8. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    ::Gets a subscription to the gym so he can bulk up & head back north &
    kick Hank's butt for using plastic nozzles::::::hammerhead:
     
  9. sprinklerchris

    sprinklerchris LawnSite Senior Member
    from Georgia
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    I believe the Weather-matic system uses the Baseline decoder technology, developed by some ex-HP guys in Boise, Idaho. It's supposedly the most reliable decoder on the market... and that I heard from their competition!

    Hunter is in the process of phasing out their old decoders and going with the ACC system. We had a lot of problems with availability because of the transition and bugs in the new product. Made for a nice opportunity to try Weathermatic's offering.
     
  10. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    Wm does use baseline, that is for sure. And I believe they are out of Florida.
     

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