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Old 06-20-2019, 07:21 AM
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A rain sensor is an important addition to sprinkler system. A rain sensor detects when it rains and tells your automatic timer to turn your irrigation system off. It’s an important element in helping with water conservation since it eliminates unnecessary watering cycles by your sprinkler. A rain sensor should be mounted upright in an unobstructed area. It does you no good to have a rain sensor that cannot collect water. Collecting water is the only way it will know to shut your sprinklers off. Some common areas for mounting a rain sensor are on your roof, wall, fence, we even have optional mounting kits that allows us to put them on your rain gutters. A rain sensor should know within 30 sec – 3 minutes upon receiving moisture whether it needs to shut your system off. If it does not you need to call a professional irrigation technician to see if your rain sensor is working correctly. We prefer to use a Hunter Rain Clik Rain Sensor. It doesn’t even need to “collect” water to tell the system to shut off, it just needs to “sense” it. It’s the most efficient rain sensor on the market and carries a 5 year warranty. Do you need a rain sensor?
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:24 AM
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What about "the float"??


How often should it be replaced??
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:42 AM
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What about "the float"??


How often should it be replaced??
we recommend to have a Wet test to see if its functioning properly float wise . however life expectancy is more then a couple year(3-5 average) but everything depends on sensor location also.
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:59 AM
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I am not sure that the ones in the last 5 years or so have 'floats'. I believe that they have a stack of leather washers that swell and shrink as a function of the rain. The swelling and shrinking turns a switch on and off.
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I turned my sprinkler system off 2 weeks ago.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:13 AM
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I am not sure that the ones in the last 5 years or so have 'floats'. I believe that they have a stack of leather washers that swell and shrink as a function of the rain. The swelling and shrinking turns a switch on and off.
That is correct. It is actually called a cap and spindle assembly. You can buy them at Central Pump and Supply, 2404 West Main St, Leesburg, 352-315-1075. . Make sure you get the correct model for your unit.
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They also need to be set for your desired level of watering. There is more to it than just sticking it on the gutter.
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They also need to be set for your desired level of watering. There is more to it than just sticking it on the gutter.
The setting is just turning a dial to allow more water to flow inside.
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