Weathermatic question.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Green Sweep, May 2, 2013.

  1. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Amps are helpfull to see how the solenoids are aging. In other words, I measure my sites to see when the solenoid should be replaced by amps. .25 amps is where I'm happy.
     
  2. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I can see this chat going to dc ripple and buzzing solenoids
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  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    are you talking about that lousy feature with the WM SL?
     
  4. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    What feature "would that be? We've got a pile of WM clocks in service and have had no problems. :dizzy: "
     
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    its that chattering option....the thumper to "find valves"
     
  6. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    No I was being vague and obscure talking about failing timer and power supplies I've only read about the timers with that feature though to locate valves. No experience with them
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    That chatterbox feature works, barely.
     
  8. Rainman7

    Rainman7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The SL's have a built in meter for checking valves which works pretty well. Also could be too many coils operating on the same wire or terminal. The SL's are a little more sensitive to that.
     
  9. Autoflow

    Autoflow LawnSite Member
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    The fault message flashes with open wire when using an "add a zone" with SL. I think it would have skipped those two zones. In the job I was doing it didn't matter as I was also switching the nozzles to MP Rotators and connecting pipes out of the valve box together to reduce the amount of valves being used in a very poorly designed system.
     

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