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Fun job this week

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Mikegyver, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,944

    Hee hee, wait till Kiril sees this :gunsfirin

    The OP should know he can manufacture a swing joint using funny fittings & funny pipe... for starters.
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,359

    For all the time and fittings a simple hand made swing joint and a 6" popup would have been easier. Those multiple 90's in a J shape are all over FL. They dont hold up to the lawn guys repeatedly running over them. Get comfortable with working with flex, it really makes life easier.:usflag:

    The conduit really needs to go all the way to the box too.
  3. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,946

    Just take pride in the work you do . :)

    Installed this controller today


  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,359

    Notice clean, neat, well secured and easily serviced in the future.
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  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,157

    Nice job, Mitch, you celebrated the area you had to work with. :clapping:
  6. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    This why an "irrigation license" is f^%>ing r_etarded. People get there license and think they are a pro. I would bet stryker's irrigation tutorial is more educational than any state mandated license class/test.

    That being said, its nice seeing an 18year old kid working and trying to get out there and learn something instead of playing video games.

    Mcc, take a pic of all your repairs and installations and post them on here. If you can absorb and stomach the criticism/ advice from these anal old farts on here you will be one hell of an irrigator in a few years. Experience and knowledge is invaluable.

    And google funny pipe, it will make your life wonderful.

    The benefit to hardwiring is the gfi outlet will not trip and cause plant material to die if you go a week without water. Although i personally do not make a habit out of it. Damn good suggestion though
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,157

    I made a habit out of having the electricians hard-wire me ahead of the external GFI. They are not friendly to us, even on a dedicated circuit. :nono:
  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334


    You are violating code if you don't hardwire the controller into either a GFCI protected circuit or the load side of a GFCI receptacle, not to mention opening yourself up to liability. Same goes for plugging it in.
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,157

    On a dedicated circuit (which I aways tried my best to get),I believe my guys got around it by hard-wiring the clock and putting in a water-proof housing with an on/off switch
  10. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    So what is the advantage of hard wiring if you are still on gfi circuit or on load side of a receptacle. Its still going to flip like the receptacles always do? If you hardwired w/out a gfi, wouldn't the breaker still trip? Or is it more for protection from lightning stopping at gfi outlet.

    I don't hardwire unless replacing an existing hardwired controller, i figure that is why they come with a plug.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012

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