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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Remote Pigtails, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't install too many now because most of my customers have them but these were first timers so I slapped one on. This is the Richdel 512 I believe. It's hard to get to the 24 volt power source the way the transformer is situated so I'm using a spare zone to power it. The best thing about the Rainmaster remote is that the cord that connects the two parts allows you to hang it on the door. Finally I cable tie it to keep it from getting yanked. I did not install this clock but if I had the 120 splice would be in a junction box not tucked inside the controller. I sold two extra hours of work walking the customer through the system. It took about ten minutes to install. Sorry about the sideways pic.



  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Nice unprotected power supply. :)
  3. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    Unfortunately i see that so much I've become jaded about it. A few months ago I had a job with a crummy 3/4 amp fuse timer. The fuse kept blowing and somebody wrapped foil around it. I used to carry junction boxes. maybe I will again.
  4. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    I have one right now where the wiring is bare. We can't have that and the boss is trying to get the contractor back out on it. :rolleyes:
  5. Hank Reardon

    Hank Reardon LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have one of those old controllers on a site we service! I thought we had the last one out of the Museum.
  6. Remote Pigtails

    Remote Pigtails LawnSite Senior Member
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    That was a really popular controller in Dallas. Quite a few left here. I tell the customers "don't wear out the slide switches and it'll last you a while!"
  7. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I see those richdels all the time. not a Pro-C, but not a bad controller either. a lot better than the Moist-O-Matic's, RC's, and PRC's.


    ps. i kind of like the M-O-M's solely because of the name.
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,377

    I remember seeing timers like that, with those conduit power leads just taped to a line cord, and not even tucked into the larger opening. And this on exterior installs, with the line cord plugged into an outdoor receptacle.
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    Those richdels were fairly popular at one time in my area as well, I saw a lot of them. A good timer for the era, far better than the competition in my opinion.
  10. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Toro had a "slide controller" that was somewhat popular in this area about 15 years ago.

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