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How to make a smart controller stupid

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irrig8r, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 977

    Well put.

    That being said, when the H/O messes with it and calls me to come and change it back it is a PITA. I let them know they get one free "redo," after that the service fee will be applied.
  3. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Picasa is also free. And so is the hosting. So why bother resizing?

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  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    You might want to set up your own website someday, and you have to handle the camera images on your own computer, in order to make them suitable for a webpage. GIMP is as powerful a program as Photoshop is, without the price tag.

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  5. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    This is the reason why I don't fully support having a smart controller it some situations.. ( Like most standard resi systems)

    I mean if I still have to manage it.. take care of it.. watch it.. tend to it.. rub it.. jerk it... cuddle it.....when it all breaks down to how well I manage it....
    yah know??? I mean, I'm just sayin!
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2011
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,334

    Not following you, Smart or not, the controller has the potential to be improperly managed on any site. Does that mean on most residential sites you don't install a controller?
  7. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,922

    It means that to me IMO that smart controllers aren't as hyped up as some people make them. As I've stated before, I bet I can program up a regular controller and either match the same as a smart or do better with the same amount of time involving myself into properly managing the yard
  8. S.O.Contracting

    S.O.Contracting LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    Really so your gonna make changes to the watering schedule on a daily basis? The smart controller can definitely do better. The problem is that most contractors/homeowners aren't taking the time and/or don't have the knowledge to get it set up properly.
  9. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,922

    well according to others you have to properly manage it always anyways right?
  10. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,103

    Yes, in fact, I'm in the middle of re-programming one of my megas (90 zone double clok) that has not been done since '08. It's a nightmare, since some of the turf are on a cistern and others from potable and the clients refuse daytime runs, but it needs to be done and they understand the paperwork cost. :drinkup:

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