Hall of hacks & pikers Photo's please.

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Buck_wheat, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    Guess I am sheltered. Maybe this is why I try to stay residential.

    In my book that is down right rude.
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    look at the good and the bad from my standpoint:

    1. lots of room to work in, i'm going to use jump wires anyhow.

    2. easy access to earth grounding.

    3. i can work several ways, to and from the controller and to the field.

    4. you can see and hear better, you get plenty of fresh air.

    5. i have the tools to work on this job without issues, wire sorters,TDR, stationmaster, lots of premade jumpwires ect.

    the downside is:

    1. from the looks,more than one person has worked on the system already

    2. it's not a dry or shady place to work

    3. it'll take awhile to get under control but the next person in the box will know where everything is going

    i know it looks like a mess but it prolly ain't that bad
  3. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    Jim. If I bid the job and get it I will put you on my speed dial.

    Actually I know I can sort through it. It's just a messy. It could have been down a lot tidier.
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,358

    granted, i've seen much worse argos.

    i rode bulls and jumped out of airplanes, wiring doesn't scare me too bad
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    but did you ever jump out of an airplane while riding a bull....
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice boot shot, the rest is typical commercial madness. One has to be be VERY carefull in one of those, could be more than 24 volts hidden. :hammerhead:
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    My proud uncle blabbed to the neighbor about me knowing a tad about sprinklers. The guy said the valve was replaced the other day. Where the hell did that valve come from, a dusty, old pick-up truck? Nice non-w.p. connectors, also. I was so excited to look at a service call that I forgot to put my Romeo in the pic. :cry:


  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    wow, nice vale replacement. that is totally awesome.

    i hate wiring messes like the one just pic'd. i have had to determine which wire was the correct one out of about 20 that were the same color. i really hate that as all i had to work with was my multimeter. the wires were being spliced into from my end in a reconstruction job. the 20 wires were dead and i was powering to them to continue onto valves.

    that was a slow process, but i got er figured out in about 15 min or 20 min.
  9. ARGOS

    ARGOS LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sell him a controller while your there.
  10. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice boot!!!

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