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Net-enabled sprinkler controller that supports 2 groups of valves?

Our house has 2 separate antique sprinkler controllers: one in the back yard shed, one in the garage (as far apart as you can get!). I'd like to replace them with a web-enabled controller. Is there any distributed controller that will work with two sets of valves whose cables do not come together to a single point? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Oct 3, 2015 - 2 answers

Is installing a cistern worth the trouble?

We recently bought a 3 acre property near Ojai, CA. Over the next few years we will be building some new structures and rebuild the existing house. The land used to be an Apricot orchard but has been barren for decades. All the vegetation left are some beautiful Californian Oaks and two Olive trees. In May we planted the perimeter with 171 drought tolerant trees and bushes and have put a drip irrigation system on it (currently 1 X 30 min per week). This should take care of our privacy and hide the fence. [more inside]
posted by Mac-Expert on Jul 27, 2015 - 20 answers


Got the lawn done, now need to decide if I HAVE to buy a new irrigation timer? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Mar 9, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me send water up the wall

This evening I'll be installing a new drip irrigation system for our garden. I've got vegetables down low, plus some planted on top of an 8-foot retaining wall, and I'm wondering if the system will work. [more inside]
posted by sleevener on Jun 5, 2013 - 7 answers

Wanted: Nest of irrigation control systems

Is there a wifi/web-based irrigation control system available? Ideally it would track weather patterns and moisture levels. Not interested in ethernet cable-based systems. Basically looking for the Nest of irrigation systems.
posted by letitrain on Dec 14, 2012 - 11 answers

How to Hook up this Drip System?

How do I hook up this irrigation/drip system? I have an outside faucet for garden hoses. What do I need to buy, and where can I buy it? How does it work? Bought a house with this installed.
posted by sandmanwv on Jun 20, 2012 - 5 answers

Can I water my lawn this way?

A question about the lifting capacity of sponges, gravity, pvc tubing and whether my lawn can be irrigated. [more inside]
posted by otto42 on May 23, 2012 - 9 answers

Tell me about water.

Looking for facts about water, in part because I'd like to pass them on to a conservative friend. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 8, 2012 - 15 answers

What is this weird circle in Burkina Faso?

What is this feature on the Google Map of Burkina Faso? There's more than one. [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Sep 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Do I need to winterize sprinklers in Portland?

Do I need to winterize my sprinkler system in Portland, OR? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Oct 16, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me water my square foot garden!

I've built my first square foot garden, and I'm looking for tips on how I can automate (or at least make easier) the watering process. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Irritated Enough To Irrigate

Ear wax-filter: I'm looking for some advice and/or tips about dealing with earwax blockage in one ear (resulting in muffled hearing) and the proper usage of at-home irrigation systems. [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui on Jan 31, 2010 - 44 answers

What is the best most thorough method of testing one's water?

I am thinking about cultivating a small vegetable patch area near a river. What would be the best method to thoroughly test the water for nasty contaminants like arsenic, lead or other spooky chemicals I can't even pronounce? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jan 25, 2010 - 18 answers

Shutting off the Electricity to the Solenoid Valve

One of the zones in my outdoor sprinkler isn't working, caused it appears by a malfunctioning solenoid valve. I spent the morning learning how to inspect, repair and/or replace it, and I'm about to do so, but I am unsure as to whether electricity is running to it. How can I know? [more inside]
posted by scunning on Aug 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Parallel Plastic Tubes

What is this series of tubes? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Apr 19, 2009 - 6 answers

right name for a type of plumbing thing?

what's-it-called-filter: I want to add a water spigot for gardening away from the house, rather than having it come directly out of the wall. What should I be searching/asking for?! [more inside]
posted by epersonae on Jun 18, 2008 - 8 answers

How should bamboo in containers be drip irrigated?

How best can I drip irrigate containers of bamboo in Southern California? [Photos and detailed information provided] [more inside]
posted by tarthur on Mar 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me find this product!

Curtain-like, wall hanging, transparent plastic, self watering planter I can no longer find on the internet. [more inside]
posted by machaus on Jun 21, 2007 - 1 answer

How do I get food out of my sinus cavity?

Food in sinus cavity, need help extricating it! Kind of icky... [more inside]
posted by Mister Cheese on Apr 26, 2007 - 25 answers

Neti Pot Nose Nuisance

Neti pot users- what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Dec 11, 2006 - 12 answers

Soap that won't kill plants?

I have a crazy idea involving my washing machine, its outflow, and my garden, but there's a little problem involving suds... [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind on Feb 28, 2006 - 10 answers

Is there an irrigation system that easily water plants on a patio?

GardeningFilter: is there an irrigation system that easily waters plants in containers on a patio? [more inside]
posted by quadog on Jul 12, 2005 - 8 answers

Drip drip drip, but how often?

How often should I drip irrigate my front yard in foggy San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on May 21, 2005 - 4 answers

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