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Sprinkler Mystery Solved?

by on September 11, 2011

Below is an excerpt from and e-mail from Matt Richmond, Director and Landscaping Committee Chairman, and Kathy Girdler with All Things Green.  I think this might finally solve the ongoing summer mystery surrounding our sprinklers.

“Eureka! I was still getting complaints from some of the Tideway residents so in my frustrations I went to the control box at the common area in Tideway Ct. and opened it up. I began to run each zone in sequence and once I got to zone 9 (which is the tideway common area) the large sprinklers came on. At first I was no drama until the system shut off about 10seconds into it. I looked at the display and it blinked “rain sens”. So if flipped the switch to bypass it. When they came back on I noticed that the sprinklers were srpaying directly into the rain sensor which causes it to trigger. Tideway sprinklers are on zones 15-19, so if the sensor triggers the rest of the zones (6-24) will not function on that cycle. So the position of the sensor is self defeating. So it retrospect when it was super dry zones 1-4 would run a full cycle but when 5 ran for about 10 seconds the stream from the head would rotate and fill the sensor. Can you have Jeremy come out and find a better position for the sensor?  I still have the rain sensor switch on bypass so once he finds a better spot for the sensor can you have him switch it back?”

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One Comment
  1. Pat Mirani permalink

    Matt is to be commended on his diligence in this matter. He has communicated with me on a regular basis and put a good deal of time into it. Thanks Matt! My sprinklers (finally) came on yesterday morning. Yay!

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