Weirdest controller ever?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Wet_Boots, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Really? I always though it was one of the easier ones to grasp. The one that I always had a problem explaining to guys was the Rain Bird ISC. They couldn't grasp the concept of independent station control. It was actually a really great controller for complex sites. It was just a pain in the ass to program. Once they got around to the B / B+ version and added the "Ditto" key it was much better.
     
  2. Some of the original Rain Master controllers took a lot of patience to program.

    On another subject how close do you need to get behind a semi with trailer to be drafting? Does sitting behind a semi decrease wind resistance an improve gas mileage? It seems it would.
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  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    It is called "drafting" and you need balls of brass to stay that close (like right on the bumper), leave it alone. RM clocks have never bothered me, but, hey, I'm a RM guy. :cool2:
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Get close enough to get a careless-driving ticket, and maybe you can catch some draft.
     
  5. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    On Mythbusters, drafting a semi at 10 feet will get fuel efficiency up 40%.
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    What Peter and anyone else towing should be concerned with is the new addition of "skirts" on 18 wheelers. They are a fibre addition below the trailer from front to rear wheels, and have been proven to improve mileage, so a lot of hi-milers use them now.
    They create a "vortex null zone" when they come past, and even the Airstream has been thrown around a few times.
     
  7. So that's what causes those occasional blasts.
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  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe that is what my daddy was saying .... no? (see bold)
     
  9. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    He was talking about the Irritrol MC Series. I was talking about the Rain Bird ISC and ISC-B/B+ series of controllers. The Irritrol is a piece of cake to program.
     
  10. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    ....forgot to mention that you calling Leary "Daddy" is just plain creepy.... just sayin' ;)
     

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