Quirky irrigation addition, suggestions

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by GreenLight, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. GreenLight

    GreenLight LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 527

    Wow, you have no idea how coincidental it is that you bring up that issue with the LXME. On Monday I installed one of these controllers for a customer whose old RB non mod controller had been fried by lighting. The system had basically been built with zones 1-4 covering the foundation with sprays. The foundation plantings are all well established so I had run times ranging from 5 minutes to 10 minutes. Most of the remaining 9 zones were rotor zones that were running the turf and large wooded natural areas. Zone times ranged from 20 mins to 45 mins with the heavier runs times largely on zones 11-13. I set the controller for M,W,F,Sun watering days starting at 4:00 am. Then used the program review to check my start times, etc.

    Well on wednesday I get a call from the client and he says "At 6:30 am this morning zone 2 was running." Im thinking oh great, stuck zone. So I ask if the pressure looked weak and he saw any other zones in operation and he said no, it appeared to be working fine. So he believes that the controller is repeating and I told him at 6:30 am the controller shouldn't have even reached the end of it's original cycle. So he said, let's see if it happens again Friday, I was agreeable and told him I would come take a look it if it did. I didn't hear back from him, but I have a feeling it did the same thing. This was a brand new LXME and if what you are saying is true across the board I bet it's the same thing.
  2. jcom

    jcom LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 791

    If he does not want to spend the money to do it correctly, do not do it at all.

    Your name and reputation is attached to anything you do.


  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,060

    Should be mandatory that all engineers have to work 1 week a yr in the field.

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