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Sunday, May 29th 2011, 8:46am

Author: kiril

RE: RE: RE: Virtual Rain Sensor

Quoted from "reskin" What I am defining as a "virtual rain sensor" is basically using the closest weather station (personal or otherwise) as my rain gauge. More accurately I am using a Penman-Monteith equation adjusted by region using Department of Agriculture data. I have also extended the algorithm to adjust for forecast precipitation. You can now download the application and try it out. Early adopters will have lifetime gratis accounts by helping work out the bugs. Still not going to cut it....

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 3:40pm

Author: kiril

RE: Virtual Rain Sensor

Quoted from "reskin" Quoted from "Rays Sprinklers" Definatly..........let me know which rainsensor you went with?[8D] I chose to NOT go with a rain sensor. Instead I made a program which pulls the weather observations and runs the CIMIS calculations on transpiration and evaporation to figure out how much rain we need. It then deducts any rain we actually received and converts the solution to a runtime for the valve to be on through inexpensive X10 parts. Let me know if you are interested in try...

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 3:19pm

Author: kiril

NEW! Lawn Sprinkler Head Protection for ROTORS & SPRAY HEADS!

The better solution is proper install height using the proper materials. Installed properly, a sprinkler can take a car driving over it without breaking the swing riser, pipe, or sprinkler.

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 12:27pm

Author: kiril

NEW! Lawn Sprinkler Head Protection for ROTORS & SPRAY HEADS!

No self-respecting professional would ever installed that. Furthermore, a properly installed sprinkler doesn't need protection.

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 12:09pm

Author: kiril

1/2 inch

Quoted from "Mitchgo" Well You can go This route , hook it to your hose bib, program it up , install your drip, maybe install a filter sense your on a well, call it a day. The link you posted is an automated irrigation valve Using a Timer , Wire, electronic valve , Back flow preventor , and your on your way to a decent sprinkler system. Oh my ..... you didn't just post a link to a product that starts with an "O" did you?