My personal system: Installed Summer of 2005
Irrigation products used:
Hunter Pro-C 15 station controller
Rain Bird 5000 series rotors PLSSIrritrol
2400T valvesRainBird JTV
3500 series rotors
Hunter Pro-Spray 12" sprays
Hunter PS-04 Sprays
Break down of zones: 15 total
9 turf zones
6 flowerbed zones
Since installing the system in 2005 I have had to replace the following items:
12 rotors defective within 30 days, ever since then I have replaced 2 additional
(stopped rotating 2008 & 2009)
(2) 3500 series rotors (stopped rotating 2006 & 2007)
replaced 2 diaphragms
on the RainBird JTV
valves (2008 & 2009)
replaced 6 Irritrol
2400T valve solenoids (2009)
I just wanted to share this information so that people realize that when a issue arises (and they will) it is very important to have a system installed by a company that stands behind their system with warranty that goes past 1 to 2 years in coverage.
All of the issues I have had have been product failure. Hunter warrantys their products on the average of two years. While RainBird warrantys their products atleast 3 years.
Our warranty starts at 3 years on defective products.