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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by sheshovel, May 21, 2007.
Thought you guys might get a kick out of this homeowner installed controller.
I guess those are his manual control toggles.
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.
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.
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cool stuff, ty for sharing it
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.
Houston, we have a problem.
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?
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.
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.