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Wireless electronic timers

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by instyle, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 380

    I have a large property with 5 seperate manual valves, the customer wants electronic. However, the valves are in 5 differant places. I am looking for a wirless controller. I can replace all the manual valves with electronic ones but still need to tell them to turn on.

    Is there a product for me??
     
  2. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Male
    Posts: 7,525

    There are wireless valves and controllers that will talk to eachother, however, for five valves this is pricey.

    There is the rain bird TBOS, but this is a pricey option unless you do alot of this kind of work.

    However, hunter makes a battery powered solenoid clock for single valves.
    You need to by the hunter porduct and a dc latching solenoid (to replace the existing solenoid) then you jusy have to coordinate the valve openings so they go on in order. Keep track of this on paper, valve 1, 2 etc.
     
  3. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,139

    It's usually more cost effective to just run wires.
     
  4. WalkGood

    WalkGood LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,910

    How so?
     
  5. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Male
    Posts: 7,525

    including time/labor to install those wires AND a clock to control them? No way is it cheaper to install wires. Wires are only cheaper if the trenches are already open for a new install, not a retro fit after the fact.

    Btw, those dc latching solenoid hunter battery powered colcsk need to have the 9v battery changed out of them every year.
     

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