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Old 06-28-2011, 08:07 PM
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I've seen a small cylinder on top of some of the villas and was wondering if it was some kind of transmitter for utilities??
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:15 PM
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Sounds like it might be the lens for a Solar Tube light
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:22 PM
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Not a solar tube lens as it is attached to the gutter on the side of our rental villa. Cylinder about 2" tall with 2 wires going into house. I guess it's some kind of sensor. Have seen it on several villas but not all.
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Think it's the rain sensor that prevents sprinkler system from turning on if there has been sufficient rain.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:28 PM
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Dale's got it!

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Old 06-28-2011, 09:37 PM
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Ahhhhh, that's why the sprinklers did not come on one morning last week after a rain!! Thanks, now I can put that question behind me!!
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It has a cork material in it that expands when it gets wet from rain. When it expands, it opens a pair of contacts that prevent the sprinkler system from coming on. After it drys, it shrinks back and allows the contacts to close, thus allowing your system to be operation again.
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Isd it on everyuones home?
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Wow I sure missed all the keys in my last post!!!!
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I think they are required by code now if there is an automatic underground sprinkler system. It has to work if installed.
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Wow I sure missed all the keys in my last post!!!!
Now THAT........is funny! Must've been an interesting breakfast this morning, eh missy??!!

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Florida statute FS373.6, recently revised, states in part: “Any person who operates an automatic landscape irrigation system shall properly install, maintain and operate technology that inhibits or interrupts operation of the system during periods of sufficient moisture.” A rain sensor irrigation shut off switch is a simple device that can meet this requirement.
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[QUOTE=DENNIS G;366440]I think they are required by code now if there is an automatic underground sprinkler system. It has to work if installed.[/QUOTE ine rain sensor is broken and would not allow the system to come on. The sensor can be put in bypass mode so that the system still works.
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Now THAT........is funny! Must've been an interesting breakfast this morning, eh missy??!!

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LOL! maybe too much coffee!!!!!
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LOL! maybe too much coffee!!!!!
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