X-aircraft industry workers controller.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by sheshovel, May 21, 2007.

  1. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thought you guys might get a kick out of this homeowner installed controller.
    KaPOWW!

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  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    I guess those are his manual control toggles.
     
  3. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks like it. Added a lock to keep people from running it. I'd like to know the story behind this. All and all besides the orbit timer not a bad looking set up. I've see toggles added on several timers by HO but never to this extent.
     
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is no real story, it was installed by a real old guy who used to work in aviation mechanics. He proudly showed it to me.
    I thought it was pretty cool.
    He only has three valves that I know of. All drip, no sprays.
    The controller has a keyed lock as well. I thought it was a bit of overkill for just a mobile home system.
    He no longer lives there. Real nice man.
     
  5. unit28

    unit28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    IGNITION>>>>Go for Launch:laugh:

    cool stuff, ty for sharing it
     
  6. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    The more I study it I think the toggle switch set up was the original on/off and the timer was added later. He could flip on several zones at once. I find myself liking this set up.
     
  7. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Houston, we have a problem.
     
  8. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Orbit could never market it though. Too complicated... almost have to be... an aerospace mechanic to understand it. Wonder if his wife was the remote?:laugh:
     
  9. Mr. Vern

    Mr. Vern LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ok Remote Pigtails, maybe you can tell me why so many people are so critical of the Orbit timers. I have seen countless disparaging remarks about them, but not one person has given me the reason for their dislike. I would love to hear some objective feedback on them.
     
  10. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    Actually that timer if I remember right was one of the first timers that had an independent 24vac for hooking up a wireless sensor. As far as Orbit timers go that is probably their best one. BUT my criticism (and I suspect most criticism) of Orbit is due to their lousy popups and that the word orbit on any part of the system means a nonprofessional has been involved.
     

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