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Old 08-14-2011, 01:38 PM
ZX12R ZX12R is offline
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Which Rain Sensor?

I wanted to go the wireless route because it will be about 100 feet away from the controller due to large oaks.

I was thinking about installing the Hunter Wireless Rain Clik but after doing a search on it,it seems the majority of you do not like it. Are they any better now or should I avoid it?

If I have to go the hardwire route,it means digging and putting it in conduit,but,I will do it if I have to. If thats the case,what do you think about the Hunter Mini-Clik?

Pros and Cons on both are appreciated.
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:10 PM
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there's always the classic sensor made by Avarian Enterprises
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:52 PM
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If you want wireless the irritrol is the best in my opinion. But haven't gotten to try the new rainbird yet. But it looks nice.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:53 PM
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Hunter Solar Sync is the way to go if you have a PRO C, ICC or X CORE controller
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:01 PM
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Rain Bird wireless. Out of all of the ones that I have installed it's hands down the nicest wireless sensor out there!
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:11 PM
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Rainbird Wireless (WR2) is a great unit. You can make all the adjustments at the controller module and never need to climb the ladder. Great unit.

No Solar Sync....replaced 6 units this year alone.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:57 PM
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Is there a way you can install a wireless sensor using one transmitter and numerous receivers for different controllers? I am installing a system at an over 55's retreat where there will be 18 individual controllers going in, one for each villa. I would love to be able to just have the one or two transmitters instead of having to install 18 separate ones. I don't care if I have to buy the entire kit for the receivers either. The site is around 500 feet long and about 100ft wide, so I was thinking if I can install one or two if need be in a central location and sync it to each receiver it would save a lot of time. Will it work though or can each transmitter only have one receiver?
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:10 PM
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Is there a way you can install a wireless sensor using one transmitter and numerous receivers for different controllers? I am installing a system at an over 55's retreat where there will be 18 individual controllers going in, one for each villa. I would love to be able to just have the one or two transmitters instead of having to install 18 separate ones. I don't care if I have to buy the entire kit for the receivers either. The site is around 500 feet long and about 100ft wide, so I was thinking if I can install one or two if need be in a central location and sync it to each receiver it would save a lot of time. Will it work though or can each transmitter only have one receiver?
I am not a REP, just a satisfied user.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:17 PM
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I think the WR2 can use one Sensor with 4-5 receivers.

I went to the RM site and did not see any info on the post from Mike Leary.

Got anymore info? I saw the weather station, is that the setup you are talking about. I used Irritrol in the past, but it is non existant in our area.

Sounds interesting though. More info please?

THX
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:20 PM
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there's always the classic sensor made by Avarian Enterprises
LOL,you have too much time on your hands.
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