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Friday, May 4th 2012, 12:27pm

replacing controllers

I have a esp16lx rainbird controller that the display is disappearing on. Not wanting to buy a 16 space controller when i need 12 spaces can i buy 2 each 6 space controllers and set controller a1 to start and controller a2 to start when a1 is done?



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Friday, May 4th 2012, 1:38pm

You can do that if you wish. I recommend that you don't. You might have a problem figuring out the wiring. Meaning you might have to connect a ground wire between the two controllers. It depends.

Do yourself a favor and stick to a 12 station controller.

Maybe you can fix the controller you have. Tell us about the fading out part. When does this happen exactly?

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Friday, May 4th 2012, 5:49pm

You might be able to find just the faceplate for your controller.


Friday, May 4th 2012, 10:40pm

replacing controllers

The display numbers and letters are fading and you can't see them completely and that makes it hard to read. I have checked with rain bird and there are no parts available.


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Saturday, May 5th 2012, 9:45am

find a 12-zone controller and install it


Monday, May 7th 2012, 9:42am

We'd be happy to sell two controllers as opposed to one but you are really asking for trouble.
Stay with one.

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