Author Topic: 2017 Summer Sprinkler Timer Recommendations  (Read 102 times)

Offline Jamr

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2017 Summer Sprinkler Timer Recommendations
« on: March 15, 2017, 11:00:51 pm »
Hi Everyone.
Well Spring is almost here. I spent last summer putting sprinkler and planter watering lines in and it is almost time to get the sod.
I have no experience in this area so I would like to get some very valuable expertise from the fine people of this forum.
Before I put the sod in I would like to prewire for soil moisture sensors since I think they will more than pay for themselves with water savings so inputs for these are a must.
I have read a few posts in this section but would like to get some experienced feedback on the latest watering timer devices that would fit my needs.
I would like it to integrate with Vera to trigger but I definitely need it to see weather and the soil moisture and base watering on that. Since I will be using their app to set things up and use, I would like the app to work well.
I would also like the unit to have quite a bit of zones. At least 16 or at least be inexpensively expandable.

Some devices I have heard referenced.

Obviously Rachio 199$ / 249$
https://www.amazon.com/Rachio-Sprinkler-Controller-Generation-Amazon/dp/B01D1NMLJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489631937&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=rachio+sprinkler&psc=1

Open Sprinkler 149$
https://opensprinkler.com/

TIAO 69$
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0158DTQ9O/ref=crt_ewc_img_srh_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3UAMG7MBW4NGS

Any feedback, recommendations on this hardware or other, or how you did your system would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks.

Offline John M.

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Re: 2017 Summer Sprinkler Timer Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 06:23:30 pm »
Hi there,


I know that OpenSprinkler is compatible with Vera through a third party integration.


Plugin can be installed from Vera's app store.
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