Hunter 2 wire?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Eagleseye, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
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    There you go. Add communication cards as well. Only controller I'd consider considering all the bucks being laid out.
     
  2. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd agree Decoder-based systems are dangerous in lightning areas, mostly due to lack of grounding. In Maxi-Com school, we were hammered with the importance of grounding grids, soil condition and the addition of salts to give a better ground. What was suggested all installers have was a "Megometer". Luckily for us up here, lightning is very seldom a problem.

    www.megger.com/us/products/ProductDetails.php?ID=132&Description=
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    to coin a phrase from you boss grounding is "paramount"

    grounding is the first thing i check when inspecting and analyzing a 2-wire system.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    How are you measuring grounding quality?
     
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    short to earth measurments/ resistance
     
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    So what kind of grounding and lightning protection would any of you like to see in a lightning prone area like Florida ? I have seen lightning do all kinds of damage and i am curious about this.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    like hell you are connecting a Megger to a 2-wire system.

    I'm listening to someone who gets by without too much drum kit

     

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