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old school rb controller-Hard wired sucks

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by mitchgo, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,946

    A first for me to see this. Some may know it well? I'm use to the other rain bird rc mech controller

    In any case I was at a restaurant- system hadn't been touched in years. This controller was just hanging off the wall . I freaking bumped it and all of a sudden sparks start -a flying! 2 Rooms over I'm hearing screams ! A gfi popped off and shot some sparks too.

    I was pissed .. serious code violation. ... The wires were just disconnected in the back of the controller only half a inch from eachother and they were live...

    Got a new controller in- used a different plug and circuit..

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  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,571

    when controllers were controllers :)
     
  3. FIMCO-MEISTER

    FIMCO-MEISTER Banned
    Messages: 18,668

  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,989

    And a beotch to troubleshoot.
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,571

    I think I have the manual for that, and a more in-depth repair guide you will not find.
     
  6. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    By hand by a bunch of little old ladies in Irwindale, CA!!
     
  7. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,445

    Can i buy that from you? I collect old controllers, have quite a few at the shop up on the wall
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,571

    put it on eBay - we'll put in some shill bids :)
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 23,155

    I like the way they spelled "clox".
     
  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,571

    rhymes with sux
     

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