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Yardian sprinkler system with Homekit
Posted by: davemchine
Date: August 21, 2023 11:30AM
Yesterday I replaced my old sprinkler system controller with two 12-zone Yardian smart sprinkler system controllers. Here are my pros and cons:

Pros
Works
Very attractive box
Easy to get onto network
Responsive
Reasonably easy to program after writing my own instructions

Cons
Instructions are indecipherable
Youtube video's from company are terrible, just advertisements
App is very confusing, I had to write my own instructions
Springs to hold wires in place are very weak, they fall out super easy
There's no wire management, meaning the box is so small that the bundle of wires just sticks out the bottom and looks terrible instead of being hidden inside the box.



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Re: Yardian sprinkler system with Homekit
Posted by: bfd
Date: August 21, 2023 04:17PM
Installed a pretty large (60+ hanging plant) watering system with Orbit's B-Hyve. Compatible with HomeKit, too. Only four zones, but there are larger systems if needed. Didn't need four zones on this drip system. It's a hose bib mounted system rather than a "full yard" system.

But so far, it's been impressive in terms of operation. It even correctly accounted for yesterday's Tropical Storm Hilary and automatically diverged from the regular schedule.

The hardest part was designing and deciding what parts would be needed, etc. Well, that and pushing the small pieces into the 3/4" poly hosing. Thumb is still kinda numb…



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/21/2023 04:20PM by bfd.
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