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Old 04-10-2018, 07:26 AM   #1
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Unsure age of Rainbird sprinkler system.

Some of the above ground sprinklers are old so maybe whole system is.

Do all sprinkler systems have rain gauge? If there is one would we see it? Theres nothing visible that looks like a gauge. I didn't know to ask the Sprinkler Co. who came recently to check and repair few things.
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I feel sure most customers were given the option and some did not take it. But for around $30.00 for the lower priced units they make sense to have on a lawn sprinkler system.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:07 PM   #3
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They are usually mounted high on the side of the house or gutter. This is what they look like:

http://www.rainbird.com/landscape/pr...ollers/RSD.htm
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:26 AM   #4
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Golly, haven't seen anything like that on my house or noticed it on daughters house but will walk around her house again. Thats interesting.

I have extra deep soffits so wonder if I did have it, would it correctly gauge rain if it were partly protected?
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Do all sprinkler systems have rain gauge? things.

No. .
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The sensor has to be mounted in the open so rain can fall into the top. They aren't precise devices. Water drips into the top. Inside are discs made of cork. When the cork gets wet it expands and opens the switch to turn off the sprinkler system.
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They are mandatory here.
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