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Old 05-29-2019, 06:38 AM
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Got a call from my neighbor that my lawn was turning brown. My home watch guy went to find out what was going on. I had Mr. Baumgardner inspect the system a month ago, all well. Found out someone had turned off my water? Lucky for good neighbors and my home watch guy!
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:08 AM
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I would monitor the water usage every month. A neighbor may turn off your irrigation water if there is a broken head, or if the system is operating for an excessive amount of time.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:36 AM
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I would monitor the water usage every month. A neighbor may turn off your irrigation water if there is a broken head, or if the system is operating for an excessive amount of time.
I spoke with the neighbors on both sides. They saw nothing. Very strange, but I'm sure there is an explanation.
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Old 06-05-2019, 04:59 PM
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Being you didn’t mention where or how the water was shutoff? Most houses are plumbed where the irrigation is plumbed after the meter and before the house shutoff so most houses the water should of still ran the irrigation. unless the water was shut off at the meter?
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Old 06-05-2019, 07:07 PM
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I recommend a water monitor, this way you will know within one day if the water has been shut off or if there is a leak. Leak detection takes 15 minutes. I know that today I watered exactly 1008.2 gallons for irrigation, for example.

I think neighbors are irreplaceable and home watch is fantastic. Up to the minute, precise monitoring eliminates the human error element. It is light-years ahead of watching your bill.

If you want details I can provide those. The cost was 185.00. I did the install myself no plumbing, it took about 10 minutes. It is cheaper than a new lawn, that is certain!

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Old 06-06-2019, 06:40 AM
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I recommend a water monitor, this way you will know within one day if the water has been shut off or if there is a leak. Leak detection takes 15 minutes. I know that today I watered exactly 1008.2 gallons for irrigation, for example.

I think neighbors are irreplaceable and home watch is fantastic. Up to the minute, precise monitoring eliminates the human error element. It is light-years ahead of watching your bill.

If you want details I can provide those. The cost was 185.00. I did the install myself no plumbing, it took about 10 minutes. It is cheaper than a new lawn, that is certain!
That sounds great. Being away that would be peace of mind.
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I recommend a water monitor, this way you will know within one day if the water has been shut off or if there is a leak. Leak detection takes 15 minutes. I know that today I watered exactly 1008.2 gallons for irrigation, for example.

I think neighbors are irreplaceable and home watch is fantastic. Up to the minute, precise monitoring eliminates the human error element. It is light-years ahead of watching your bill.

If you want details I can provide those. The cost was 185.00. I did the install myself no plumbing, it took about 10 minutes. It is cheaper than a new lawn, that is certain!
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I recommend a water monitor, this way you will know within one day if the water has been shut off or if there is a leak. Leak detection takes 15 minutes. I know that today I watered exactly 1008.2 gallons for irrigation, for example.

I think neighbors are irreplaceable and home watch is fantastic. Up to the minute, precise monitoring eliminates the human error element. It is light-years ahead of watching your bill.

If you want details I can provide those. The cost was 185.00. I did the install myself no plumbing, it took about 10 minutes. It is cheaper than a new lawn, that is certain!
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I recommend a water monitor, this way you will know within one day if the water has been shut off or if there is a leak. Leak detection takes 15 minutes. I know that today I watered exactly 1008.2 gallons for irrigation, for example.

I think neighbors are irreplaceable and home watch is fantastic. Up to the minute, precise monitoring eliminates the human error element. It is light-years ahead of watching your bill.

If you want details I can provide those. The cost was 185.00. I did the install myself no plumbing, it took about 10 minutes. It is cheaper than a new lawn, that is certain!
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:01 PM
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In general there are two ways to measure and control water remotely, one way to control it alone and two to measure it.

I have had PMs on the last so that is what I am addressing.
Either you measure it with utrasound technology or at the meter by detection of movement of the magnet in the meter.
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