Introducing Moen Smart Sprinkler Controllers and Soil Sensors

moen smart sprinkler system requires a controller and soil sensorsWith spring just around the corner, we’ve got you covered for lawn care. You may be surprised to find that Moen is changing the game with smart home tech. We’re excited to announce the new Moen smart sprinkler system. Technology is increasingly making life easier and better in many ways, and it’s no different with residential irrigation. These Moen smart sprinkler controllers will make your lawn look beautiful through automation and minimal effort on your part. There are four new products from which to choose:

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Introducing the Toro Tempus Sprinkler Controller

battery-operated toro tempus can be installed anywhereWe are excited to announce the new Toro Tempus sprinkler controller. As you probably know, Toro is always coming out with cutting-edge products, and the Tempus is an example of their developers’ ingenuity. There is more news! The Toro Tempus will replace and phase out DDCWP sprinkler controllers. Remember that no matter what type you want, this is the best place to buy battery-powered sprinkler timers.

Note: The Rain Bird ESP9V has been a popular series for a while, but there have been sourcing issues during the pandemic. If you can’t find an ESP9V, the Toro Tempus is an excellent substitute with improved features. Compare the Toro Tempus vs. Rain Bird ESP9V before making a decision.

What great features does the Toro Tempus have?

Managing irrigation in areas without electrical connections has just become more streamlined. Not only is the Toro Tempus battery powered, but it also has wireless capability. With the Tempus DC mobile app, you can now connect your smartphone to the Toro Tempus controller allowing you granular control. With its water-saving features, irrigation run time can be set from 0% to 200% in increments of 10%. You can set your watering schedule for seven days, one day, or on/off-day increments. You don’t have to worry about water waste with rain sensor compatibility. Rain sensors prevent irrigation while it’s raining.

The Toro Tempus DC is completely waterproof and has eight new models available. Four with an LCD screen. Four without an LCD screen.

Tempus LCD Controller

You have four LCD display options from which to choose, all based on station count. A well-planned sprinkler system includes an efficient grouping of stations (segmented by the valves). You may see a four-station setup where one station covers the front lawn sprinklers. The back lawn is big enough to require two stations. Then the last station handles the drip irrigation (trees and bushes). You can get sprinkler manifold kits here at PlumbersStock. If you need four zones, get a kit with four valves. Here are the LCD controllers:

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Rain Bird LNK2 WiFi Module Review – New & Improved

rain bird lnk2wifi module with phone app and controller (both sold separately)One of our most popular products in the past few years has been the original LINKWIFI module which Rain Bird will now phase out with a new LINK2WIFI (F55005) module. Here we explain the timetable for this change, the new potential features, and more. Rain Bird is a popular solution for homeowners and lawn care professionals for a good reason. If you find this Rain Bird LNK2 WiFi module review helpful, please share it with others.

To utilize this new WiFi remote control technology, you will need both the module and take note that it’s compatible with the following controller series:

    • ESP-ME3
    • ESP-TM2
    • ESP-Me WiFi
    • And ST8 controllers

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Hot Items at PlumbersStock, Spring 2020

It’s that time of year! Are you ready for grass? Are you ready to do what it takes to have beautiful green grass? PlumbersStock has everything you need to get your lawn and garden looking pristine. Check out our sprinklers and other hot spring items in this post. If your stuck home all day, sheltering in place, you might as well work on your home. Make it a more tolerable stay-cation.

Sprinkler Supply

The most respected names in the industry can be found here at discount prices. We have Rain Bird, Toro, and more. People are going crazy for the Rain Bird LNK WiFi module. The technology enables smartphone control over your sprinkler system. There are so many features; it makes more sense just to check out the product page for more information.

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New Rain Bird ESP-9V Battery-Operated Sprinkler Timers

view of the rain bird esp 9v timer within a sprinkler valve boxThere is a new sprinkler controller in town, and it’s changing the game. Rain Bird ESP-9V battery-operated sprinkler timers is a great solution for homeowners who need to install irrigation valves away from a convenient source of power. Rain Bird is the best when it comes to irrigation solutions. These innovative timers operate off two 9-volt batteries (standard alkaline) and that battery power should last more than two years. Before discussing the features, we want to list all the products in this series:

Rain Bird ESP-9V Controller Features

There is a lot going on with these timers, which isn’t immediately apparent. The ESP-9V’s are waterproof, including the battery chamber. It can withstand the harsh elements in a wet, muddy valve box, even. According to Rain Bird:

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Alexa Voice-Activated Rain Bird Skill – New App Update

to use voice activated control, you need a Rain Bird timer, the LNK WiFi, and AlexaThere is a new update to the Rain Bird App, which enables Rain Bird Skill by Amazon. It is now available at the Apple App Store and Google Play. With this Skill, end users can link ESP-TM2 and ESP-Me (more information on that below) controllers to their Alexa using the LNK WiFi Module and their Amazon account. In this post we’re going to cover:

  • How to set up the app
  • How to operate it
  • And a small guide to the timers and accessories that are compatible

With 130 different commands, Rain Bird offers unique features incorporating custom program and zone names while enabling inquiries into irrigation time remaining, rain sensor status, and seasonal adjustment values. Watch the video below for setup instructions or a demonstration of the voice commands. This capability is only available in the US and Canada.

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Rain Bird LNK WiFi Module Review

Rain Bird LNK WiFi Module for control with smart phone**2021 Update** there is a new LNK2WIFI module and you can learn more about it here with this LNK2WIFI product review.

Original article: Are you ready for the future of sprinkler system controls? If so, then you need to check out how the new Rain Bird LNK WiFi module is changing the game. Here’s the hook: with this irrigation solution, you can control your system from anywhere in the world. You don’t even have to plan ahead for a vacation. You can just manually operate your sprinklers from your hotel room in Maui, or your work conference in Des Moines.

To utilize this technology, you will need one or both of the following:

  • Rain Bird LNKWIFI Module (F55000) – you have to have this part. This WIFI module is what allows your controller to connect to the WIFI and, in turn, to your smartphone. It is compatible with three different series of controllers:
    1. Rain Bird ESP-TM2
    2. Rain Bird ESP-ME
    3. Rain Bird ST8
  • Rain Bird 639340 WIFI Capable Replacement Panel – if you don’t have one of the above models manufactured after November ’16, you will need this supplementary faceplate to update your controller.

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Toro EVOLUTION Sprinkler Timers Review

Nathan Baker

Toro Evolution Sprinkler Timers
This is the Toro EVO-4OD 4-Station Timer

As you probably know, Toro is known is an innovative trailblazer in the world of irrigation controls. If you want proof of that, look no further than Toro EVOLUTION sprinkler timers. Utilizing an intuitive interface and unique features, Toro allows for “smart” control of both residential and commercial applications.

All the timers in this product line share the following features:

  • Dimensions are approximately 11-1/4″ x 7-3/4″ x 4-1/2″
  • Weight is about 4-1/2 lbs
  • The number of stations varies from 4 to 16, with swappable modules
  • If you are in standard mode, there is one schedule
  • If you are in advanced mode, there are up to 3 irrigation schedules and 3 auxiliary
  • Run times range from 1 minute to 12 hours
  • There are 4 start times per schedule

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Toro TMC-212 Review

toro tmc 212 reviewby Cliff Kimber

The Toro TMC-212 is a great timer choice for homeowners everywhere.  It’s designed for flexibility and to meet its customers expectations.  The TMC-212 has a lot of amazing features and is built to last (consider another timer if you need a controller that can brave the elements).  If you are looking for a quality controller for your sprinkler system the TMC-212 may be an excellent choice for you.

A Sprinkler timer allows homeowners to reliably and conveniently water their lawn and plants.  Program the ideal schedule based on your climate and season for the greenest grass.  As you browse through this Toro TMC-212 review, consider the many features that makes it stand out from alternatives.

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Rain Bird 075 ASVF Review

rain bird 075 asvf reviewby Brett Thomas

If you are looking for an anti-siphon valve for your sprinkler system the Rain Bird 075 ASVF is a great option. This unique valve comes with a lot of great features. It’s 3/4-Inch, and a combination of an electric control valve and atmospheric backflow preventer all in one. If you are looking for an anti-siphon valve this one is definitely worth checking out.

What is a Rain Bird 075 Anti-Siphon Valve with Filter?

Almost every home has a water supply that can trace its source to a city water line. It then enters a cross connection. One connection goes into your house for drinking and bath water, and the other line remains outside for irrigation water. Just after this connection at the end of the pipe is where the anti-siphon valve goes. The anti-siphon valve serves two functions. It’s an electric remote control valve for your sprinkler system and a backflow preventer. The backflow preventer keeps bad irrigation water from entering the drinking water which goes into your home. The other function of the anti-siphon valve is responsible for holding water under pressure for your sprinkler lines. It opens and releases water to your lines when your control center for the sprinkler system tells it to. The Rain Bird 075 ASVF offers another feature in that it comes equipped with a filter designed to keep your lines clean of dirt and debris.

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