Moving my control unit.

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Moving my control unit.

Post by Dunginhawk » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:13 pm

Good afternoon folks.
So I am in the process of redoing my entire back yard (pool, deck, patio, hot tub, landscaping etc). in the process my irrigation system is a mess.
3-4 zones will need to be re-run and the Control wire has been severed in about 4 spots already just running 220 to my rear breaker.

So I come to my question.
My current Sprinkler controller is in my garage on the complete opposite end of my house (from the valve box) about 100ft or more.
I am swapping out it, for a Rachio 3 as well.
My pool house is only about 20ft from the valve box and a breaker is right out there as well.

Is there any reason at all I couldnt just re-wire from the valve box to the rachio either in the pool house or exterior wall? Seems infinitely easier than trenching for a half day just to lay a wire. PLus I dont really need the rain sensor anymore.

Just seems like a no brainer... am i missing something?
thanks

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Re: Moving my control unit.

Post by g-man » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:30 pm

Good wifi signal?

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Re: Moving my control unit.

Post by Dunginhawk » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:48 pm

Yep, 20 ft from my main Hub and closer yet to a mesh repeater :)

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Re: Moving my control unit.

Post by SCGrassMan » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:38 pm

Why would you need to trench for a wire if you already have a controller? And absolutely, move it near the valve box. One stop shopping for testing and troubleshooting purposes.
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