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You’re Wasting Water and Money!!!

As I drive to work in the morning, I see a lot of irrigation systems in Orlandowasting water. The first waste is when your irrigation system is running after we just had an inch of rain. Make sure your rain

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Rain Sensor vs. Smart Controller

A rain sensor saves about 10% of your (our) water. There are studies out there that show the smart controller saving 30% of your water! The difference between a rain sensor and a smart controller is that the rain sensor

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Rain Sensors and Smart Controllers

The law requires everyone to have a working rain sensor for their Orlando irrigation system. It is a good law! When a rain sensor is installed correctly to yoursprinkler system, it can save you 10% off your normal water bill.

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Stop – you’re wasting water!

Stop and check your irrigation system. It will save you MONEY! Most people here in Orlando have not needed their irrigation system during the past few months. We have had so much rain that you should not be using your Orlando irrigation system. However,

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My Rain Sensor does not Work!

Unfortunately, rain sensors do break down. After about 5 years is when many owners see their rain sensor stop working correctly. One of the main causes of a faulty rain sensor is the material inside. This material could be old,

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Does my Rain Sensor Work?

We have had a lot of rain these past few weeks, so now is the perfect time to see if your rain sensor works! It is very easy to check and see if your rain sensor works. If your Orlando

Posted in Irrigation Meter, Orlando Irrigation & Rain, Rain Sensor

It Rained, do I need to Adjust my Irrigation?

This is a trick question! Your rain sensor should be set to shut off at a half-inch of rain. Once you have your rain sensor set you can forget about adjusting yourOrlando irrigation system. Just like the soil, rain sensors

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What Questions Should I Ask About A New Irrigation System?

Here is what you need to ask your contractor about your new irrigation system: Are you a licensed, insured, and bonded irrigation contractor? Have you obtained an irrigation permit? Is the license holder a regular employee or just a person

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New Sprinkler System

What should a new irrigation system consist of? A controller, rain sensor, backflow device (RPZ) pipe, flex pipe, rotors, and spray heads. Rotors and spray heads should never be mixed together. Heads should be spaced for head to head coverage.

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Florida Winterization of an Irrigation System

This is how I winterize my Orlando irrigation system: Simply put, I stop watering so much. Last year I installed a Solar Sync to my irrigation system. The Solar Sync made my Hunter Pro C controller a Smart controller. The

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