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Re: Irrigation Timer

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04-16-2018 18:46:11

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I'm a sprinkler guy by trade and the Hunter Pro C is pretty hard to beat. I've got several hundred of them in service. Was the old clock a Pro C? (If I had to guess, I'd guess it was probably an SRC) 15 years is not exactly old, but features and capabilities have changed some in 15 years. The newest Pro C's are 4 station base models that will expand to 15. Programming is not difficult, the outdoor clock has a lockable cabinet which will deter unwanted tampering with the programming. Rainbird makes a good controller but I believe the Hunter is more user-friendly. If you need a rain/freeze sensor, buy a Rainbird WR2FC. It's a wireless rain/freeze sensor. I've also got hundreds of them in service. You can't go wrong. If you have more questions, just ask!

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04-17-2018 04:31:59

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 Re: Irrigation Timer in reply to JRB, 04-16-2018 18:46:11  
Thanks JRB.

I believe the controller is a Pro C, I would have to go look to be sure.

After looking at a lot of models, that is one of the few with the built in transformer, makes it much better for outdoor installation. And the price is right.

The lock has been broken off, so I think some of the problems are program tampering and I know it's been left open and rained in many times.

That's probably what I will go back with. Get it programed and lock it, hopefully it will stay that way!

You recommend a wireless rain/freeze sensor. Is there an advantage to the wireless over wired? This is on an outside wall, easy to wire.

Thanks again!

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04-17-2018 13:54:28

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 Re: Irrigation Timer in reply to Steve@Advance, 04-17-2018 04:31:59  
I go with the wireless because the installation is so much "cleaner". No wire to hide or tuck behind vinyl siding. Or on many commercial sites, brick. Also, the wired sensors generally have about 20 feet of wire to work with, sometimes that's not enough to get the sensor to a proper location without adding on wire. Wireless sensors (at least the one I'm recommending) will easily work 75 feet away, especially if it's line of site. The Rainbird unit also has a battery life indicator in the receiver that you mount next to your controller. Whatever you do, remember to place the sensor in an area that's not shielded from the first bit of rain. In most cases that's the West side of the building.

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04-17-2018 15:26:35

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 Re: Irrigation Timer in reply to JRB, 04-17-2018 13:54:28  

After thinking about it, a wireless mounted further down the building would get it further away from a big pecan tree. They are great trees, but drop a lot of limbs and leaves.

Thanks again!

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04-17-2018 16:00:03

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 Re: Irrigation Timer in reply to Steve@Advance, 04-17-2018 15:26:35  
Glad to help!

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