I'm in the process of revamping the electromechanical automatic sprinkler
in my front yard. The goal is to replace the sprinklers with dripline and
the timer with something "compatible" with current requirements, in particular
no watering when it's raining. The existing controller is a Lawn Genie which
uses a six-day cycle and is limited to one session of 30 min/day per zone.
A local retailer which I respect sells Orbit "Easy Dial" and "Easy Set" timers.
Does anybody have experience with either type? I've downloaded one manual, and
can't find any reference to maximum watering time, nor whether simultaneous
watering on separate zones is possible.
It looks as if watering intervals of several hours once per week will be called
for, with flow rates low enough to allow at least two and perhaps three zones at
once. It's a modest yard, about 2500 sf of lawn and less than 100 feet of flowerbeds.
Presently there are four zones, I'd prefer to leave the main plumbing alone.
Merely fixing the leaks involves more digging than I like.
Thanks for reading, and any guidance!