The reason to install a rain sensor is so an automatic irrigation system that is scheduled to run will be able to shut off and NOT run when it is raining, right?
However, most rain-sensing devices must first accumulate a set amount of rainfall before a switch is activated that interrupts the circuit from the controller and shuts off the system. In that accumulation time, the system will continue to water, giving the appearance a precious resource is being wasted...exactly the opposite impression a municipality, a business or an upstanding citizen would like to convey.
Only the Hunter Rain-Clik, with its unique Quick Response feature, can command a controller to shut off immediately - not after a quarter- or a half-inch, but right when it starts to rain.
And, unlike any of its competitors, the Rain-Clik can be mounted in a variety of ways: on a rain gutter, on conduit, with a telescoping extension to bring the unit away from an eave, or in the standard method on a flat vertical surface like a wall or fence.
|Hunter Rain-Clik Rain Sensor|
|Power Supply||24v AC, 12v DC|
Are there any safety standards my irrigation system must meet?
The main safety concern is regarding the water supply. To avoid contamination of the mains water upstream, in most municipalities, a Dual Check Valve is required at the water connection.
Can I run an irrigation system off a regular garden tap?
A garden tap is an excellent place to connect your irrigation system. Ideally, install a connection point behind the tap (turn the water off first) so you can still use your tap to fill a bucket when you need to.
Do I need a plumber to install or fix my system?
No, unless you’re tapping into your water supply, a plumber isn’t required. Most domestic irrigation systems can be installed by anyone half handy.
I want to design & install an irrigation system. Where do I start?
Well you’re in the right place! We’ve got it all here. The first step, is drawing out a plan of your garden, to scale of course. If you need help on how to do that, you can get started right here!
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