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Measure the exact amount of water you want at any pressure

January 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Melnor 101 Flowmeter Water Timer

There’s no need to worry about inflated water bills when you install the Melnor 101 Flowmeter Water Timer. With two different settings, you’ll ensure your lawn or garden gets the perfect amount of water.

Don’t worry that low water pressure might leave your lawn under watered. Set the timer to Automatic Shut-Off to automatically shut the water off after the desired amount has been delivered, at any pressure or amount of time. Or set the timer to Continuous Flow to bypass the timer and allow the water to be turned on and off like a faucet.

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Rainy Weather Headed Your Way? Control Your Sprinkler System During Wet Weather

March 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Cyber-Rain 01XCISC08-G Complete XCI Cloud System with Gateway, 16-Zone

 

Cyber Rain’s XCI Cloud is a ground-breaking smart sprinkler controller which conserves water used in landscaping by irrigating plants based on their needs instead of pre-scheduled timers. The power of the internet along with existing sensors and detailed information about the plants, their locations and their soils are all used to create a simple and affordable water-wise irrigation system. This complete kit includes everything you need to convert your existing sprinkler system into an intelligent web-enabled irrigation system.

The XCI Cloud complete kit includes a wireless access point which connects to the internet allowing the Cloud to receive live weather information free of charge, for adjusting watering needs and allowing the user to monitor, program, or control the system remotely from anywhere in the world. This saves you water and money on your utility bill, as well as preventing the hassle and cost of plant replacement. The XCI Cloud stops the sprinkler system on rainy days, automatically decreases the watering schedule on cold or humid days, and increases it on hot and dry days. The slope of the land where each plant is located is taken into consideration to prevent wasted water from run off. It also saves water and plants by alerting you of any failed or broken valves. Unlike timer systems, Cyber-Rain keeps track of exactly how much water your sprinkler system is using allowing you to compare your ‘before’ and ‘after’ water bills to see the difference. Read More

Attention Southern California Residents: SoCal Water$mart is providing rebates to residential customers of participating Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and participating water agencies. The rebates are being offered for those purchasing water conservation devices; this includes the Cyber-Rain Computer-Controlled Sprinkler System.

Take a Vacation from Watering your Potted Plants

December 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Get the Claber 8053 Oasis Self Watering System. This is a one of a kind solution to the problem of watering up to 20 houseplants. If you are away from home for long or short periods of time you need an automated watering system. And if you are always home but just don’t want to hassle with daily watering this is the solution for you. This unit is completely independent and safe. No need to connect to a power outlet or waterline. Equipped with an electronic timer and bi-stable solenoid valve, the Oasis® guarantees calibrated water delivery to your plants for the entire program. Just fill the Oasis with water and select one of the 4 independent watering programs: 10, 20, 30 or 40 days. The Oasis runs on just one 9v battery and can last far beyond the 40 day cycle if refilled with water. Normally the Oasis Self Watering System retails for $89.98, to help you get organized for the new year we have lowered our price to $58.53. Go to Smarthome.com today to take advantage of this great offer before it’s too late.

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Deliver the Exact Amount of Water you Set

December 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Melnor 101 Flowmeter Water Timer

  • Automatically shuts off
  • Measures exact amount of water at any pressure
  • On/off to use like a faucet

There’s no need to worry about inflated water bills when you install the Melnor 101 Flowmeter Water Timer. With two different settings, you’ll ensure your lawn or garden gets the perfect amount of water.

Don’t worry that low water pressure might leave your lawn under watered. Set the timer to Automatic Shut-Off to automatically shut the water off after the desired amount has been delivered, at any pressure or amount of time. Or set the timer to Continuous Flow to bypass the timer and allow the water to be turned on and off like a faucet. Read more

INSTEON-Compatible Lawn Irrigation System Controls up to 8 Sprinkler Valves

August 28, 2011 Leave a comment

EZFlora INSTEON/X10 Sprinkler Controller
Make sure your lawn and garden plants are watered with a programmable timed sprinkler system that can be set up on your PC and controlled with any INSTEON or X10 controller. The INSTEON/X10 8-Zone Sprinkler Controller is an 8-zone irrigation unit capable of controlling up to eight sprinkler valves either individually or in program sequences in response to single INSTEON or X10 command from your PC or a standalone home automation controller. This irrigation controller will work with any standard 24V AC sprinkler system (sold separately), and a free software download is available for easy programming. The Controller requires a 24V AC transformer (sold separately) to power the sprinkler solenoid valves.
EZFlora INSTEON/X10 Sprinkler Controller

While basic functions can be programmed manually, advanced functionality can be programmed with the EZSrve, central automation controller. If you already have a central automation controller or a software package for your INSTEON network that doesn’t have the correct parameters to program the advanced functionality of this device, you can download the free Simplehomenet Utility Suite which works in conjunction with an INSTEON Powerlinc Modem (2412U, 2413U or 2413S). If you need PC-free operation for simple timers, the SHN Utility Suite also interfaces with the INSTEON Powerlinc Controller. Read more

Customer Reviews

4 Stars

5 Stars Doug — Frisco, Texas    Date: 6/3/2011
Review: Works great. My sprinkler controller went out and it was a simple task to connect my existing sprinkler valves to this. I wanted something with more flexibility which I got when I combined this with my Home Control Assistant also sold by SmartHome.

4 Stars MATTHEW — SEGUIN, TX    Date: 5/26/2011
Review: Easy control with Indigo.

5 Stars BENJAMIN — DANE, WI    Date: 3/31/2011
Review: Seemed to link up just fine with my ISY99 controller. I did have to download the SimpleHomeNet utility, and connect a serial cable to my PowerLinc modem so that I could update the configuration to convert zone 8 to a pump. (So, now zone 8 comes on when ANY zone comes on, to drive my pump) This was for well water, I might add.
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