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BTanner

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Sunday, May 30th 2004, 4:27pm

Looking to buy controller for 12 zone system

I've been looking at a controller by Orbit Irrigation model# 57012 (think that's right) Found at my local Home Depot. Any feedback or experience (good or bad) with Orbit Irrigation Controllers?

BSME

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Tuesday, June 1st 2004, 1:59pm

Only that I cringe whenever I see one in a homeowners garage... I dont know what they cost so it could be a good bargain but it seems that anything you buy at Home Depot ends up costing you more in the long run.... sprinklerwarehouse will give you contractor-like discounts on timers... the Rainbird ESP and Hunter Pro-C are the most user friendly I believe... I use the Pro-C because it has a built in calendar for odd/even watering and I like the way you can easily hook up rain sensors and remotes for it....

radical

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Tuesday, June 15th 2004, 5:04pm

Yes please go to your local Irrigation supplier, look in the yellow pages. For God's sake don't go to Home Depot or Lowes. When ever I see one at a clients house I know the problem starts there. I recommend they upgrade to a Commercial Grade Rainbird or Hunter Pro-C. Rainbird ESP LX models also have odd/even watering, rain sensor and remote connections. Ask the professionals not Homer!
Richard Kersten

S&R Sprinkler Systems and Landscaping, Inc.
Destin, Florida

BTanner

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Wednesday, June 16th 2004, 3:46am

Thanks!!!!

nestors

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Thursday, April 7th 2005, 9:21am

use a hunter icc from a supplier.
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RidgeRun05

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Thursday, April 7th 2005, 7:40pm

You can get a professional grade Hunter Pro-C controller here at Sprinkler Warehouse for about the same cost as one of the cheap brands from a home improvement store. Don't waste your time or your money, buy the professional grade stuff.
Tony Posey
Ridge Run Landscapes

Jazzer K

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Friday, September 2nd 2005, 5:50pm

I mainly install outdoor Hunter Pro-C because ease of use and it is water tight and you can lock it.
Kasper's Landscape & Design Inc.

Sprinkler Pro

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Thursday, April 20th 2006, 6:57am

Orbit is junk, Rainbird or Hunter only, Dont cheat yourself with a crappy controller

wetyet

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Sunday, April 23rd 2006, 6:10am

Hunter Pro-C is great and the R/B ESP as well. If you think you will ever need more than the twelve zones, think about the Hunter ICC or Rainbird ESP's with more zone capacity.
WetYet? Joe Pell

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