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Anyone Know of Training for Progressive 521

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by sleeton, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. sleeton

    sleeton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    anyone know of a training class offered by someone on how to use or enhance your use of the progressive 521. been using it for several years now and can locate valves but i am not sure how to locate wire breaks. dont know how to use the 521 to read the depths of wires

    any help will be appreciated

  2. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,588

    to find the depth you find the center of the null, turn the reciver 180 degrees from the wire path (mark the path), angle the reciever 45 degrees with the receiver tip on the ground until the bubble is in the circle, then back away from the path (the tone should then sound) until you hear the null again and the distace between the end of the receiver and your mark should be the depth.

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    What's it worth to you? Seriously. I'd use the 901 fault finder for wire breaks.
  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Messages: 18,668

    He lives in Corpus. I'm contemplating a split retirement between Corpus and Bozeman, MT. Trade some 521 knowledge for a tour of the Corpus area was my thinking. Having said that the 521 is an experience thing. The more you use, the more potholing you do to see what the heck you are hearing, the more you learn. i rarely use the 521 for depth determination. We use our fault finder a lot. Best tool most irrigators don't have.
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,185

    Ewing usually has some classes for electrical troubleshooting, and the locators are part of the class. Took it in February, got a "certificate" yesterday.
  7. sleeton

    sleeton LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    i would be up for that, i have no problem with that, just looking to be better and more precise with the equipment i have


    you can email me at sleeton@stx.rr.com

    Messages: 18,668

    I emailed you from my remote pigtail gmail account.

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