Sep 062013
 
Understanding the ESP timer's program selector switch

With 3 programs, 4 start times available per program, and advanced watering cycles, it’s easy to see why programming a Rain Bird ESP timer can be a daunting process. I’ve been getting many questions lately about the use of the program selector switch on the Rain Bird ESP timer. There is a common misunderstanding that […]

Jan 072013
 

Each program on the Rain Bird ESP series timer can run in one of four watering cycles: CUSTOM waters on the day of the week you select. ODD waters only on odd-numbered day of the month. EVEN waters only on even-numbered days of the month.  CYCLIC water on a selected daily interval. For example: every other […]

Dec 272012
 
Rain Bird ESP Timer Troubleshooting: Alarm LED is lit

Possible cause: Click on the image for a larger view. Shorted Station – A short circuit in the solenoid or valve wiring has disabled the station. The display will show “# Err,” where # is the valve number at fault. Identify and repair the fault in the circuit. Seasonal Adjust is at 0% – The […]

Nov 032012
 
Seasonal Adjust feature on a lawn sprinkler timer

The seasonal adjust feature on a lawn sprinkler timer lets you increase or decrease the run times of all sprinkler stations on the timer by a percentage from 0 to 200 percent in one step. This feature allows you to cut back watering during cool periods of the year or increase watering during dry, hot […]

Sep 132012
 
How to design a lawn sprinkler system

One of the most important aspects of installing a new sprinkler system is the design of the sprinkler system. If your sprinkler system is designed poorly not only will you be unhappy with it’s performance once the sprinkler system is installed, sprinkler systems are expensive. A lot of times thousands of dollars are involved with […]

Jun 232012
 
Sprinkler Master/Pump valve wiring

  Click on the image for an enlarged view. Many sprinkler systems require that the timer supply power to a relay in order to send power to a sprinkler pump. Often the sprinkler system is using secondary water and is not connected to the culinary water running to the house. And many times the secondary […]

Jun 232012
 
Rainbird Maxi-Paw Rotor

 iScaper rating – 4 stars ★★★★ Click on the image to see a larger view. To see my YouTube videos on the Maxi-Paw rotor, please select the links below. Rain Bird’s Maxi-Paw rotor explained How to replace a Rain Bird Maxi-Paw rotor The Maxi-Paw’s powerful throw permits maximum spacing and offers superior close in watering […]