The summer has arrived in the UK

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Mon May 07, 2018 8:43 am
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The summer has arrived in the UK

Which still means jobs, just outdoor ones. Getting ready for the heatwave!!
*Dreaming.

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Mon May 07, 2018 8:58 am
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Which still means jobs, just outdoor ones. Getting ready for the heatwave!!
*Dreaming.

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Feels more American than British to be installing irrigation. Any other Brits bother?



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Mon May 07, 2018 1:24 pm
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Re: The summer has arrived in the UK

Do these sprinklers collect rainwater ?[UMBRELLA WITH RAIN DROPS]️


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siclark wrote:
siclark wrote:
Which still means jobs, just outdoor ones. Getting ready for the heatwave!!
*Dreaming.

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Feels more American than British to be installing irrigation. Any other Brits bother?

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You use “AWG” or “BWG” wiring specs?

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Mon May 07, 2018 1:49 pm
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Do these sprinklers collect rainwater ?[UMBRELLA WITH RAIN DROPS]️


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Just got 2 zones so far, drip hose on the raised veg beds. Tempted for pop up sprinklers on the lawn but really not needed


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Mon May 07, 2018 1:50 pm
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You use “AWG” or “BWG” wiring specs?


Umm no idea. The valves came wired and I just connected up to the controller.


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You use “AWG” or “BWG” wiring specs?


Umm no idea. The valves came wired and I just connected up to the controller.


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:) it was a jestful comment...’American Wire Gauge’ must be something else in the Mother country....like ‘BTU’s. Wait, we use those here too...I’m so confused. :)

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Mon May 07, 2018 2:00 pm
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siclark wrote:
Feels more American than British to be installing irrigation. Any other Brits bother?


I do.. I have a simple couple of valves setup on a relay for the garden hose and one for a sprinkler in the wife’s verge garden. Nothing exciting but works well (well does when it’s physically installed, I’m revamping this all right now)

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siclark wrote:
akimball wrote:

You use “AWG” or “BWG” wiring specs?


Umm no idea. The valves came wired and I just connected up to the controller.


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:) it was a jestful comment...’American Wire Gauge’ must be something else in the Mother country....like ‘BTU’s. Wait, we use those here too...I’m so confused. :)


Ah haha. I have so little idea about electricals at all to even get it was a joke. Sorry.


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Mon May 07, 2018 2:58 pm
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Re: The summer has arrived in the UK

I used it in my last garden, and will do when we complete this one (still working on the house three years on).

I loved the sprinkler and drip systems - was a simple hoselock one, timed but not automated but worked really well at the time.

This time around I am going to fit something more substantial.

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Mon May 07, 2018 3:36 pm
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Ah haha. I have so little idea about electricals at all to even get it was a joke. Sorry.


Did you use Lucas wiring products?


What are wiring products? Probably a no but not sure.


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Mon May 07, 2018 3:40 pm
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I used it in my last garden, and will do when we complete this one (still working on the house three years on).

I loved the sprinkler and drip systems - was a simple hoselock one, timed but not automated but worked really well at the time.

This time around I am going to fit something more substantial.


I started with that but now moved onto netafin pressure compensated drip hose which is really good. Check out these guys for advice.

http://easy-irrigation.co.uk

I've still not bothered with automation. The hunter control timer does 4 zones and possibility of rain gauges to delay watering. Without a water meter I don't see the point in paying for a web enabled one or trying to integrate one into indigo.



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Mon May 07, 2018 3:41 pm
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mat wrote:
I used it in my last garden, and will do when we complete this one (still working on the house three years on).

I loved the sprinkler and drip systems - was a simple hoselock one, timed but not automated but worked really well at the time.

This time around I am going to fit something more substantial.


I started with that but now moved onto netafin pressure compensated drip hose which is really good. Check out these guys for advice.

http://easy-irrigation.co.uk

I've still not bothered with automation. The hunter control timer does 4 zones and possibility of rain gauges to delay watering. Without a water meter I don't see the point in paying for a web enabled one or trying to integrate one into indigo.



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Thu May 10, 2018 3:30 am
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Ah .. the Prince of Darkness . Brings back memories of my Series 2 Land Rovers!!

The solenoid box photo also looked familiar - very similar to mine. Here’s a shot of the “other end” of my system to allow control direct from Indigo using two Fibaro double relays. Note cable entry from below to reduce risk of water entry as the enclosure’s outdoors

The push buttons on the bottom allow manual toggling of each valve - for the “lady gardener” who is reluctant (refuses?) to use the sprinkler control page
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Thu May 10, 2018 6:34 am
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Lovely tidy wiring on that!


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