casualties of lighning storm

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,690

    this pile of junk is from my biggest account. one of the clocks I just replaced 3 weeks ago (they are not to happy).

    lightning 3.jpg

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  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,202

    sounds like you can sell them the grounding feature for an additional 200 $

    and it might work.
  3. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    Surprised the ICC's went - was the hit on the primary side, too?

    I'll post a pic of a Hunter pump-start relay that took a hit - not on the secondary side like you'd think, or even on the line side, just on the load side. Melted the cabinet, but wires are fine and pump not touched, nor was the SL1600 that pulls its power from the line side of relay.
  4. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,226

    I replaced the panel on an ICC two weeks ago due to lightning as well. Solenoids and modules were fine though.
  5. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    Re you doing that work for free? They are not happy because of you or mother nature?
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,335

    Ummmmmm, yea! Anything to help prevent that :cry:
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,060

    Had a nice 1 today , took out the clock , 8 solonoids and 189 ft of wire.
  8. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,690

    just that it was a brand new controller that got fried

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