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Friday, March 30th 2018, 8:37am

Author: canuck travellers

TORO ex wires to the back up battery are burnt

Thanks, I also still have the old 24 Volt transformer from the TORO and with a small modification of the leads could use that, the only negative in that in that is if the controller can stand that, I have tried it temporarily touching the leads to the terminals and the pump relay works. Worse comes to worse replace the Rainbird unit with the original TORO and have a lad here in the park that does these things do it if it goes south while I am gone.. So going forward I am trying the Rainbird unit...

Thursday, March 29th 2018, 10:02am

Author: canuck travellers

RE: Rainbird Model # SST-400in, Simple Set Timer Indoor 4 Zone

Quoted from "canuck travellers" Quoted from "canuck travellers" Quoted from "canuck travellers" As I mentioned in the previous message my Rainbird was losing 7 to 8 seconds per day which might seem paltry in the great scheme of things but that's almost an hour a year. So I went to Home Depot and bought another Rainbird but instead of the 4 valve I bought the 6 valve unit and just plugged it in, set the clock and timed it and as suspected this unit lost the same amount of time right to the secon...

Thursday, February 15th 2018, 3:56pm

Author: canuck travellers

Rainbird Model # SST-400in, Simple Set Timer Indoor 4 Zone

As I mentioned in the previous message my Rainbird was losing 7 to 8 seconds per day which might seem paltry in the great scheme of things but that's almost an hour a year. So I went to Home Depot and bought another Rainbird but instead of the 4 valve I bought the 6 valve unit and just plugged it in, set the clock and timed it and as suspected this unit lost the same amount of time right to the second. So the problem is I would guess is the clocking chip that must all have this fault built into ...

Sunday, February 11th 2018, 3:50pm

Author: canuck travellers

Rainbird Model # SST-400in, Simple Set Timer Indoor 4 Zone

Thanks, I will try that, I guess my concern is we live here in Florida for about five months and gone 7 months so that means a loss of a half hour or more in our absence, not earth shattering but I have never had a clock, watch or any clocking mechanism that badly out of time, the timing is simply a chip on a board and is usually extremely accurate like my old Toro it was more accurate than any watch I ever had. I see a 1-800 number for Rainbird, I think I will try them tomorrow as I have had th...

Saturday, February 10th 2018, 1:27pm

Author: canuck travellers

Rainbird Model # SST-400in, Simple Set Timer Indoor 4 Zone

Just put this in replacing my older TORO ECx, easy set up (don't like the wire connections but I guess they are OK) my question is the clocking mechanism, the clock loses 7 to 8 seconds a day, I know that might seem trivial but that's 46 minutes a year....I find that way too much slack in the clock. I don't see any way of making adjustments either. Just wondering if anyone else has had that problem with these units, if so there will be no need for me to return if they all have a poor clocking sy...

Tuesday, January 30th 2018, 9:46am

Author: canuck travellers

TORO ex wires to the back up battery are burnt

Quoted from "Wet_Boots" You maybe get to be the first. Take lots of photos, and give it a shot. I must be slow, how do you put pictures on here?

Sunday, January 28th 2018, 9:20pm

Author: canuck travellers

TORO ex wires to the back up battery are burnt

Hi, an older user here but more a follower but I do have a question that someone might have the answer. I have a TORO ex sprinkler controller, the owner before me apparently put the switch on the charge option and put in a regular 9 volt alkaline battery, the leads look burnt and broke off. Is this unit serviceable in that I might take it apart and re-solder new leads to the main board. If I can it certainly would be easier than replacing it as otherwise it works great, only thing is in a power ...

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 12:08pm

Author: canuck travellers

Cut offs of sprinkler heads--is there a method of monitoring this?

Hi everyone, I am a New Member on your site. The site looks to be very professional & is impressive!Being new I thought I would ask a stupid question, we live in a Manufactured Home Park in Sebring, Florida. We are retired Canadians and have a home here occupied from November to April each year attempting to escape the cold weather back home. We have the park staff cut our lawn in the summer when we are up north. What happens quite often in the park is the mowers cut off sprinkler heads accident...