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rain sensor

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by EarthWorks, Jun 24, 2001.

  1. EarthWorks

    EarthWorks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    I have been giving an option on rain sensors. Started wondering what others average charge for a rain sensor was. This is assuming a fairly easy place to install, amounting to about an hour's labor. Also wondering what ideas are out there to hide the wire going to the sensor. We usually try to run it up a downspout.
     
  2. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    75-100 bucks. Downspouts work well, sometimes we will paint the wire the same color as the exterior.

    Jim L
     
  3. DublinLadd

    DublinLadd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    Hey, dont want wires, use a wireless rain switch. I charge atleast 100 for a regular switch
    Good luck
     
  4. EarthWorks

    EarthWorks LawnSite Member
    Messages: 135

    Thank you for the info. Been charging about $150. only about 25% takers. Seems to be kind of a new thing here. Never have seen a wireless sensor. Who is the manufacturer? Where have you gotten them? How much?
     
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 25,755

    If the clock is in the garage in a decent location , I just drill thru the back of the clock and mount it. Silicone the hole and no wires to see.
     

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