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Lighting hit

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dennis Spencer, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Dennis Spencer

    Dennis Spencer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    Had a call Monday asking was i out working on controller. No so he said someone must have stolen the panel.I said why steal just the panel and the controller. As we walked up i said that's alighting hit this and there the panel 10' away





  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,131

    Nice dude...

    is that a RB clock by chance?
    what does the face plate look like?
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,097

    No wonder they still make electro-mechanical clocks.

    Messages: 18,668

    Or hydraulic systems.
  5. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    Thats interesting.How many of you use a grounding rod to ground the controller.I asked my distributor about that and he looked at me like I was crazy.
  6. hoskm01

    hoskm01 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,690

    Dont see a controller here without.
  7. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,616

    Does it do any good? The hit has gone thru the clock to get to the grounding rod.
  8. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    And if it hadn't gone to the grounding rod? Be happy. Replace what you have to and be glad your not hunting for every solenoid on the system as a slag piece of trash! and /or replacing wire throughout!
  9. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,444

    i doubt a grounding wire will help a direct hit
  10. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,444

    electro mechanical timers can get burnt too, motors can get zapped

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