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Are there industry standards for lableing irrgation controllers?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Az Gardener, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Dripit good

    Dripit good LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,081


    Didn't pay enough attention to your question.......paid more to the responses.

    You sound as if you know the proper answer. In a perfect world list the head type then the area (turf, beds, then area of location) You could also state the optimal run times for your zones and cycles. A piker though may not take into consideration the seasonal increase and decrease based on historical ET.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,550

    Sometimes, when I install a new controller for a confusingly laid out system, I'll use compass terms, and include a line that reads "You are facing west"
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,155

    Wish I had the proverbial nickel for clocks that I opened up to find NO zone chart. :dizzy:
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,219

    I'd say 98% of the systems I work on do not have one.

    I'm hoping to change that this year. I want to provide an evaluation/assessment sheet with all system (if time is available of course). Provide listing of components, zones, pressure, and of course inadequacies and possible upgrades .
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,155

    I've done that, foot in mouth, quite a few times; looked at the system, asked the client, "what idiot installed this?" Had them answer, "I did."
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Compass direction and orientation to house, general vegetation type, general sprinkler type
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,155

    Nope, I made that mistake one time on dual 48 zoners; separated turf and plantings; made the walk-through insane to this day. I'm not going to re-wire those clocks and I know my man Russ is not going to either. :cry:
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    1) Ummmm, what does that have to do with my post

    2) I wire clocks by location of valve group and valve with respect to source, and all with respect to the controller. How I wire the controller has nothing to do with how I program it. :hammerhead:

    Oh, and I usually start with the valve group closest to the site supply (i.e. front on most lots)
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,155

    What post? I was simply stating a opinion on wiring clocks. Jeez, lighten up. :dizzy: Where's the pics, chief? Last I saw was some Carson valve boxes.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    You quoted me ..... on your second bottle already? :drinkup:

    BTW, here is your pic


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