04 Oct
Posted by Craig F. Zellers

Irregular Irrigation PatternsWhy do I have patterns of wet and dry areas around my sprinklers?

This is quite a complex problem and there could be a myriad of factors which add to this age old problem. There is not always a Silver Bullet in the chamber as a detailed System Water Audit is often needed to get to the root of the problem(s).



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25 Aug
Posted by Craig Zellers / John Hamilton

Why this is important to you and your Golf Course

When Golf Irrigation Consultants conducts a water audit and water use study, we pay close attention to what the irrigation central projected flow (toro) is compared to the actual flow. Projected flow is the total flow that the central computer calculates to run during the nightly cycle. In the Rain Bird central this is known as the “Dry Run”. The actual flow is what is measured from a flow meter installed at the pump station. Knowing the differential and correcting for discrepancies is crucial to the overall efficiency of your irrigation system.  

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09 Feb
Posted by John Hamilton

Spaghetti FactoryWiring Mess from Hell

We were recently hired by Bill Griffith CGCS of Copper River C.C. in Fresno, CA to perform a complete control system upgrade. The scope included GPS Mapping, installation of new Toro V.P. radio based satellites and programming of the Lynx central. There was a lot of preplanning before getting onto the job site which included the mapping and the re-sequencing of stations where we broke up double and triple heads per station. We were meticulous in planning how we were going to break up the field wiring for the new Toro VP controllers. With all the careful pre-planning, sometimes you just never know what you will run up against until you are in the belly of the beast out in the field.

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