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Friday, June 4th 2004, 8:26am

Rain Bird or Hunter

I am a homeowner and I'm installing a 12 zone system. Looking for a controller that is reliable and user friendly. I've been looking at the Hunter Pro-C with the 3 and 9 zone expansion modules (for a total of 15 zones) and the Rain Bird ESP-LX Plus 16. Thinking that if I buy a controller with more than 12 zones I will have room to grow. (Maybe add some drip irrigation to plant beds later) Can someone please point me in the right direction?? Thanks


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Wednesday, June 9th 2004, 2:31pm

You would like the ESP LX....I do! I use them all the time!


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Tuesday, June 15th 2004, 4:43pm

Rainbird has released ESP Modular Controller this year but it can only be expanded to 13 stations. They are more compact than the bulky Hunter Pro-C, which is a good controller, but I would have to agree with RVLI on the ESP LX-16. I've used these controllers for all my large installs and they have never failed me - and I live in "Lightning Rod" Florida.
Richard Kersten

S&R Sprinkler Systems and Landscaping, Inc.
Destin, Florida


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Wednesday, June 16th 2004, 4:00am

Thanks for the replies, I have purchased the Rain Bird ESP LX-16 from the warehouse and installed it on Monday. Looking to install 12 zone 101 head (31 rotors and 70 sprays) system this weekend, wish me luck!!!!


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Wednesday, June 16th 2004, 8:52am

Awesome. have fun



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Thursday, April 7th 2005, 9:20am

use a hunter icc then.
Vincent Nestor
Nestor's Sprinklers & Lighting


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Thursday, April 7th 2005, 7:41pm

Good luck with your install, hope you enjoy your new controller. Good choice with the professional grade material
Tony Posey
Ridge Run Landscapes

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