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wepner

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smart sprinklers
« on: April 29, 2020, 09:03:18 PM »
Hey, I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with smart sprinkler systems. Are you happy with the product? How much water have you saved? Any other information you think someone considering a smart sprinkler system should know?


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Re: smart sprinklers
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2020, 11:57:45 AM »
I am about 3 months in on my Rachio system.  I think it is too early to tell the impact since we haven't really entered watering season yet.  I also think I am still working on the right "profiles" based on the types of plants/soil I am watering.  You also can't truly measure water usage without a flowmeter which I have decided against for a number of reasons.

I love how they are connected to the local weather station, that I can control while traveling and that it does rain/wind skips of the schedule.  Their recommendations seem to warrant longer running times than I had before but they do update on a daily basis according to the weather.  I am 100% confident I have used less water this spring because I would have already started my "summer watering schedule" by now and it has dramatically decreased my water usage in the spring - mostly because I am lazy to program a spring and fall schedule into my old controllers. 

I also like that it gives me a history of all of my watering - so I can easily tell what has happened at any point in time.  It is so much easier to program than traditional controllers and it will water different sections independently/differently - trees vs bushes vs lawns which is pretty cool.  I suspect by the end of summer I will have worked out all of the kinks but overall I am happy I made the investment.

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Re: smart sprinklers
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 08:46:57 AM »
Hey, I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with smart sprinkler systems. Are you happy with the product? How much water have you saved? Any other information you think someone considering a smart sprinkler system should know?

You’re posting on the wrong forum.  Posts about watering your lawn are more appropriate for the KeepingUpWithTheJoneses sub reddit.  Check it out.  I think you will find your people there.

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Re: smart sprinklers
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 11:11:54 AM »
Hey, I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with smart sprinkler systems. Are you happy with the product? How much water have you saved? Any other information you think someone considering a smart sprinkler system should know?

You’re posting on the wrong forum.  Posts about watering your lawn are more appropriate for the KeepingUpWithTheJoneses sub reddit.  Check it out.  I think you will find your people there.
Uh, there are sprinkler systems set up for vegetable gardens too.  Much easier to automate your watering and get awesome yields.

I use antelco micro irrigation and I hook them up to “dumb” timers.   Leave town for a week?  No problem.  Your veggies still live without rain. 


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Re: smart sprinklers
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2020, 05:41:01 AM »
Hey, I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with smart sprinkler systems. Are you happy with the product? How much water have you saved? Any other information you think someone considering a smart sprinkler system should know?

You’re posting on the wrong forum.  Posts about watering your lawn are more appropriate for the KeepingUpWithTheJoneses sub reddit.  Check it out.  I think you will find your people there.
Uh, there are sprinkler systems set up for vegetable gardens too.  Much easier to automate your watering and get awesome yields.

I use antelco micro irrigation and I hook them up to “dumb” timers.   Leave town for a week?  No problem.  Your veggies still live without rain. 


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If the OP is using for such things, more power too him, and certainly I made an incorrect assumption.  I myself have used automated irrigation systems for a garden.

Based on the wording of the post, I figured it was for a lawn.  Not many people using it for a garden would pay attention to the water usage versus conventional systems.  Garden are typically not as large footprints.  So i think it’s likely my original comment was well targeted.