You are not logged in.


Dear visitor, welcome to SPRINKLER TALK FORUM - You Got Questions, We've Got Answers. If this is your first visit here, please read the Help. It explains how this page works. You must be registered before you can use all the page's features. Please use the registration form, to register here or read more information about the registration process. If you are already registered, please login here.

Attention: The last reply to this post was 5278 days ago. The thread may already be out of date. Please consider creating a new thread.

Message information
Automatically converts internet addresses into links by adding [url] and [/url] around them.
Smiley code in your message such as :) is automatically displayed as image.
You can use BBCode to format your message, if this option is enabled.
Security measure

Please enter the letters that are shown in the picture below (without spaces, and upper or lower case can be used).

The last 4 posts

Wednesday, January 7th 2004, 2:15pm

by labert

I am not doing anything to reset the power--some days it is on, and others nothing.

I did pull the circuit breaker, but have been unable to find a replacement. I called RAINBIRD for assistance replacing the breaker, and the answer I rcvd was that my model was so old they recommend replacing it. The rep suggested the ESP LX+ series as a suitable replacement. Any suggestions.

Thanks again, all of your assistance has been very useful and greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, January 6th 2004, 7:05am

by drpete3

If it loses power how are you restoring power? In other words how are you able to get it functioning again?

Saturday, January 3rd 2004, 10:29am


The first thing I would probably do is replace the breaker, if that has no effect, it would be in your controller, or possibly your wire running to the controller. You may have hit it if it is underground, and it could possibly be that it shorts here and there.

Saturday, January 3rd 2004, 6:11am

by labert

RAINBIRD controller resets

I am renting a house with an old RAINBIRD system (Mod# CIC-8). Recently, the controller seems to be losing power for no apparent reason. I can set the system only to check it that night and see that there is no power. Other times the system may work for a day or two and then lose power. Other times, I will check the system and see the display flashing as if it had been reset.
- The controller is hard wired into the house, so I am assuming power is available.
- I have repalced the rechargable battery with no change.
- During the times that I do lose power, resetting the circuit breaker has absolutely no effect, so I am suspecting the breaker or controller itself.

I am open to suggestions, but am also considering simply replacing the controller. Before replacing the controller, is there anything I can do to ensure the problem is in the controller itself?
Any assistance or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.