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Rain Machine Smart Controller HD-12 or HD-16 for $230 and FREE SHIP!

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Rain Machine HD-16 Zone Weather Aware Wi-Fi Smart Sprinkler Controller

Features & Benefits

2nd generation model
16 zones, weather aware smart Wi-Fi irrigation sprinkler controller
6.5" ultra bright touchscreen display
Adjusts watering time based on weather
Location based weather forecast (NOAA)
Forecast spatial resolution: up to 1.5 Km
Freeze control & heat wave protection
EPA WaterSense Certified
Operating temp: -20C to 50C (-4F to 120F)
Optional outdoor enclosure
WIFI: USB 802.11N, 2.4Ghz, US/Japan/EU
AC Input: 24VAC, 50/60Hz, 750mA (adapter included)
Wire size AWG 16-24
Dimensions: 152 x 76 x 25mm (6 x 4 x 1 in)
Warranty: 2 years
Android and iPhone Apps
Model number: SPK3-16
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The mini-8 seems like a good deal for $149...
Hmmmmmmmm This is tempting. drool
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Always wanted my own rain machine...
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That's what I paid for mine at the Sprinkler Warehouse a few months ago. Shipping was prompt and no issues with unit itself.

As for the Rain Machine, I love it. I had some issues getting the wifi to connect, but that appears to have been related to my dual router setup, and has since been resolved. The unit claims to have saved about 35% on water, and my lawn still looks great. I highly recommend it, especially if you live in an area with a lot of rain. Payback is only a couple of years tops given the water savings.
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Very new in this, can anyone help me to select the best one for my need?

I wanted to replace my old sprinkler unit for my lawn, which has 3 separate sprinkler areas (each area has 4-6 sprinklers). The sprinkling unit says Zone A & Zone B, where in which B has 2 sprinkler areas which works one after other.

With rain machine, I see three products (http://www.rainmachine.com/products/index.html) 8 zone, 12 zone and 16 zone.

With my above layout, does this means that any of the above products will be too big for me - smallest one says 8 zone, whereas I have only 3 sprinkling areas and my old unit says Zone A & Zone B (so two?)

Or I am confusing two different concepts entirely?

Thanks
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Very new in this, can anyone help me to select the best one for my need?

I wanted to replace my old sprinkler unit for my lawn, which has 3 separate sprinkler areas (each area has 4-6 sprinklers). The sprinkling unit says Zone A & Zone B, where in which B has 2 sprinkler areas which works one after other.

With rain machine, I see three products (http://www.rainmachine.com/products/index.html) 8 zone, 12 zone and 16 zone.

With my above layout, does this means that any of the above products will be too big for me - smallest one says 8 zone, whereas I have only 3 sprinkling areas and my old unit says Zone A & Zone B (so two?)

Or I am confusing two different concepts entirely?

Thanks
you can use the 8 zone. your current setup sounds like you have 3 zones. these controllers are easy to set up. just put the wires you have into the new controller.
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Does not have ability to control a well pump. For that price I expect that feature. TD
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Very new in this, can anyone help me to select the best one for my need?

I wanted to replace my old sprinkler unit for my lawn, which has 3 separate sprinkler areas (each area has 4-6 sprinklers). The sprinkling unit says Zone A & Zone B, where in which B has 2 sprinkler areas which works one after other.

With rain machine, I see three products (http://www.rainmachine.com/products/index.html) 8 zone, 12 zone and 16 zone.

With my above layout, does this means that any of the above products will be too big for me - smallest one says 8 zone, whereas I have only 3 sprinkling areas and my old unit says Zone A & Zone B (so two?)

Or I am confusing two different concepts entirely?

Thanks
Check how many irrigation valves you have? It sounds like you have three and you can use upto 8 on the mini 8. The flexibility of watering schedules is simply awesome. The app is intuitive and easy to set up. I have saved 5000 gallons of water in 40 days, because of all the rain we have been getting this March and April.
I love this product.
Here is a tip for you. Go to Home Depot website , search for the product, there is a local utility rebate option which shows you if your local water company gives you a rebate. I found this easier than searching local utilities' web page.
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