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Installing new irrigation system...Have these

Posted by LisaL1005 none (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 2, 14 at 10:10

We have a small front yeard (1400 sq ft) and have these three options. We feel a little overwhlemed and aren't sure which is best. Can anyone give their opinions please?

1) Total $1200
RainBird ESP Modular control
RainBird rain sensor
Hunter PGP-ADJ 4" pop up Arc rotor heads - 5 to 6
Back flow, values, poly pipe, plumbing
2 years labor and parts warranty

2) Total $1280
Hunter Pro-C controller (6 station)
Rain Sensor
Hunter rotary heads - 5
Back flow, values, poly pipe, plumbing
3 years labor and parts warranty

3) $975
Hunter 1 station "Node" 9 volt controller
1 zone with Hunter PGV value
Hunter Ultra sprinklers
Back flow, values, poly pipe, plumbing
2 years labor and parts warranty
(no rain sensor)

So we have electrical vs. battery operated controller differences and one guy doesn't think we need the rain sensor (while the other two have included it).

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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RE: Installing new irrigation system...Have these

I like the Rainbird ESP controller. Not so crazy about the Hunter heads. Have had premature seal leakage in these heads and have since switched over to Rainbird 5000 Plus series rotary heads and are happy with them. I would stay away from the battery operated controller. A rain sensor is a plus and in some states a requirement. Just ask yourself if you want the sprinkler coming on at 3:00 in the morning during a downpour.???

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