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chilehed

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Tuesday, July 9th 2002, 8:01am

Which controller?

I am buying a new controller/timer for my existing system and I'm wondering what the main difference is between the expensive and the cheaper models. I've notice a very wide range of prices for the controllers and can't decide whether I need to spend the extra money for a high priced one. I've even noticed that the same manufactorer has cheap and expensive models.


RVLI

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Wednesday, July 10th 2002, 7:29am

<u></u>DO NOT<u></u> get the controllers from Home Depot or Lowes or places like that. They are cheaply made, which, in the long run will cost you more money. Order a professional timer from you supply store or SprinklerWarehouse (cheapest around for the pro products).


waterworld

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Saturday, July 13th 2002, 7:21pm

Do not purchase a controller from Home Depot or Lowes. They cost just as much as what you can spend at a local irrigation supply house or through this website. For my customers I recommend staying with Hunter or Rainbird. All other brands are inferior in my opinion. Both brands offer high end models although for the average homeowner the entry levels work great.

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Rays Sprinklers

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Wednesday, July 30th 2003, 1:26pm

Definatly hunter Controllers..........The SRC in my opinion...(under 9 stations) and the Proc for up to 12...anything bigger the ICC!

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Joseph L. Swinehart

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Sunday, October 26th 2003, 2:47pm

Another thing is to consider the controller that can be updated with modules (usually addition of 2 at a time) for home growth. These also are best for the price. If you buy a 4 zone timer and later want to add another zone you are buying a new timer.

Just a thought.

bhungue2

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Monday, October 27th 2003, 6:13am

I agree with Joseph, that's why I usually insall the rainbird esp module timer, it comes with a module, and you can by modules that have 3 zones on them up to twelve zones.
Bhungue2

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Friday, October 31st 2003, 12:13pm

if you want modular use the Hunter PRO -C
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