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 […]

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 […]

Aug 292011
Rain Bird Rotary Nozzles

iScaper rating – 4 stars ★★★★ This is a great sprinkler nozzle for watering on slopes or if you have a sprinkler zone in which you need to reduce the gallons per minute (gpm) being used because of poor design. The R13-18 nozzles will water a radius of 13-18′, and the R17-24 nozzles will water […]