Wifi Sprinkler system?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Adam3669, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Adam3669

    Adam3669 LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have a homes association that wants to switch to an all wifi sprinkler system. about a square mile of neighboor hoods, with many islands throughout that have sprinkler heads. Is something like this do-able? Would you have to have one central broadcast tower or would you attach an antenna to each Control unit and have them talk to eachother from a master unit?

    Do WIFI sprinkler systems even EXIST?!
     
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    Do you want each zone controlled wirelessly?

    Why would they want to switch to a wireless sprinkler system? Are they on something?
     
  3. Ferti-man

    Ferti-man LawnSite Senior Member
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    Tornado alley, they want to be able to shut off from shelter! :laugh:
     
  4. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Some people are so stupid! I'm not talking about the poster, I'm talking about the HOA. I don't see why anyone would want a WiFi irrigation system.

    What are they going to do, turn on zone 13 from the Blackberry when they are at work?
     
  5. Ferti-man

    Ferti-man LawnSite Senior Member
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    They are obviously overcharging home owner fees and need a way to justify it!
     
  6. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Tell them I'll do the maintenance then. I can find ways to spend their money.
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    The bells and whistles are cool, the wi-fi could be done;
    bottom line is there is nothing better than a tech at the site.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Did the OP say what this was all going to accomplish?
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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  10. ULTRAPOS

    ULTRAPOS LawnSite Member
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