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Thursday, September 10, 2009

My personal system: components and maintenance issues to date

My personal system: Installed Summer of 2005

Irrigation products used:
Hunter Pro-C 15 station controller
Rain Sensor
Rain Bird 5000 series rotors PLSS
Irritrol 2400T valves
RainBird JTV valves
RainBird 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.

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