Irrigation Controller- Rain Detector?

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CCinPA
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Irrigation Controller- Rain Detector?

Post by CCinPA » June 1st, 2021, 8:07 pm

I need a controller where different zones be controlled by the Rain-detector. Here's my situation... I want the lawn to be controlled by the rain-sensor. But, I have flower-boxes that do not get rain, and I still want these to activate not dependent on the rain-sensor. Help?

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Re: Irrigation Controller- Rain Detector?

Post by MorpheusPA » June 1st, 2021, 10:55 pm

We'll probably need name brand and access to the online manual, and even then...

Rain detectors can be a bit problematic in terms of programming due to temperature/wind both interfering with the amount of irrigation required, so it can be quite a complicated ruleset. Many systems just aren't up to the task of doing it properly. But you always have the option to judge it as a human and set it off manually.

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Re: Irrigation Controller- Rain Detector?

Post by CCinPA » June 3rd, 2021, 7:19 pm


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Re: Irrigation Controller- Rain Detector?

Post by andy10917 » June 3rd, 2021, 8:47 pm

I have the Rachio, and no complaints.

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Re: Irrigation Controller- Rain Detector?

Post by CCinPA » June 4th, 2021, 7:44 pm

andy10917 wrote:
June 3rd, 2021, 8:47 pm
I have the Rachio, and no complaints.
Good to hear!

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