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Rain Bird RC-Series Clocks

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by wilbilt, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    Might as well rebuild a Commodore 64. Or how about the '70s era console TV? :laugh:
  2. Lite Headed

    Lite Headed LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    I think the first RC was built in 1964.
  3. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,071

    I just yanked one thursday.
  4. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,435

  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,452


    top 10,000 posts and you become super cranky arrogant eleitest grumpy person with hot wife and backpack business person? :laugh:
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    Yeah, so? :laugh:

    I just feel the RC has been bypassed by better controllers. We all know it. I stopped repairing them years ago, and only bought one complete new RC. I had replaced a lady's RC with an ESP, and after a couple weeks she was complaining that she couldn't understand it, and wanted an RC back. JDL took a week to get one because they don't stock it (just before RB stopped making them).
  7. Buck_wheat

    Buck_wheat LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 585

    I keep a couple of new ones in my $hit box... (I picked up @ a closeout).

    because these people will need one of them; maybe two, talk about a flustercluck:laugh:.

    I am still run into them. Can't show you the pics of the new one cause it has the same file name as some other pic I posted... WTF?



  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,452

    the redding normac guys rebuild the rc's for that same reason, it won't hurt me to know something about the rc series, besides i don't have a tv. :)
  9. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    Change one pixel size, and rename it.
    I still run into a lot of RCs, but when either motor dies, I install something better. Can't give it a test cycle, can't water one zone independently, tough to wire a pigtail, and it just looks big and bulky.
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,166

    Ok, how about rebuilding that 8 track player in the garage?

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