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What are the mechanisms available to reduce over-watering on the existing irrigation system in landscapes and how effective are these mechanisms?
 
Posts: 6 | Location: Australia | Registered: Apr 05, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They are called shut off valves, although most often that involves resetting the timer.


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Originally posted by KimmSr:
They are called shut off valves, although most often that involves resetting the timer.


Kimm, don't know if you noticed but Jennifer is in Australia. Things might be different over there????

ETA..."she" is also advertising on another post here!!!!!!!!!!

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Karen, all 3 of the people I correspond with in Australia and the 2 in New Zealand tell me they are called the same thing "down under".
Shut off valves turn the water source off and timers on irrigation systems regulate when they operate.


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We are required to put rain sensors on any automatic irrigation systems. I don't have one, but the general impression from my friends and neighbors with them is they don't really work that well. I've seen systems with the sensors installed running full blast during a thunderstorm.


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Karen, all 3 of the people I correspond with in Australia and the 2 in New Zealand tell me they are called the same thing "down under".
Shut off valves turn the water source off and timers on irrigation systems regulate when they operate.


Kimm, did you notice what I edited to add to my upper post??? She is advertising on another board here!


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