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    • Description
      Model
      57069N
      Internet/Catalog:
      100020404
      Store SKU:
      241592

      Control your sprinkler system with this Orbit Rain-and-Freeze Sensor, which shuts the system off under rainy or freezing conditions. Customize the sensor with adjustable rain sensitivity control and automatic rain delay. This sensor helps prevent over-watering or dangerous, icy conditions due to sprinkler operation.

      • Use to automatically control sprinkler systems in raining or freezing conditions
      • Digital freeze sensor is ideal for helping to reduce hazards, such as icy walkways and damage from freezing water
      • Works with new and existing sprinkler systems
      • 3 mounting options with threaded, slip and rain gutter options
      • Adjustable rain sensitivity includes 5 settings from 1/8 in. to 1 in.
      • Automatic rain delay allows for adjustable duration for system to stay off
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    • Specifications
      Color Family :
      Whites
      Irrigation System Component :
      Sensor
      Product Depth (in.) :
      3.125
      Product Height (in.) :
      6.25
      Product Width (in.) :
      3
      Returnable :
      90-Day
    • Reviews
      (24)

      Ratings & Reviews

      67% of customers recommend this product
      3.6
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      VALUE:
      3.8
      3.5
      • Placement is important
      • September 11, 2015

      In operation, rain enters the top and saturates a shaft of fiber washers. As the washers become heavy with moisture, they press down on a switch which, when connected to most irrigation controllers, stops irrigation until the washers dry out. In theory, the user can also set the sensor to any one of several "notches" which correspond to "inches of rain" the sensor accumulates before stopping the watering. There is also an adjustment that supposedly slows evaporation. I found that in trying several locations, the washers dried out too quickly, in spite of adjustments. For example, we would have a heavy downpour of rain all afternoon and the sensor would eventually block irrigation operation BUT by 8 pm, the sensor would allow the irrigation system to operate. Placement in a shaded area is imperative but high outdoor temperatures rendered this device useless for me and I returned it.

      Pros Easy to Install Cons dries out too quickly
      • DIY

      Jortl

      Orlando, FL
      55 to 64, Male
      3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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      By: Jortl
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