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wsommariva

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Location: Northern New Jersey

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Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 11:42am

One rain sensor for two controllers

Hi everyone. I have two Toro controllers, same model. Any reason I can't connect them both to one rain sensor?

Wet_Boots

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Location: Metro NYC

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Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 12:52pm

You may have to find out on your own - pros never directly connect two controllers together, for fear of unwanted interactions - Why is it that your first controller is 'maxed out' when there was more yard to cover? (what make and model?)

wsommariva

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Posts: 332

Location: Northern New Jersey

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Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 1:10pm

Toro Lawn Master II - four zones - all used last Spring. Had a really cut up piece of property combined with low gpm and psi and I used sprinkler heads. I actually may switch out a few sprinklers and use MP Rotators to maybe free up a zone for future use.

New system will be three zones and a much bigger area - Using MP rotators.

EDIT: Hunter says only a wireless rain sensor will work with two controllers.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "wsommariva" (Dec 21st 2011, 1:32pm)


Wet_Boots

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Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 3:05pm

Pros would trash the first controller, then install one that is capable of caring for the entire property, corner to corner.

wsommariva

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Location: Northern New Jersey

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Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 3:07pm

Maybe in a few years when I complete the property.

Wet_Boots

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Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 6:19pm

get a modular controller, then, and expand when needed

wsommariva

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Posts: 332

Location: Northern New Jersey

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Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 6:55pm

I'll check that out, thank you

Mitchgo

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Location: Seattle

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Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 10:33pm

In your situation Wsom

It's completely fine to do what you are asking.

Are the controllers next to eachother?

wsommariva

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Location: Northern New Jersey

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Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 7:52am

45 feet away. I can use bell wire. I'll try it out, thanks

hi.todd

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Location: Houston, Texas

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Thursday, December 22nd 2011, 5:43pm

Why?

All this talk and running cable 45 feet to avoid installing a 20 to 30 dollar rain sensor.

Help me understand that.

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