Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 19
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BW Works but......................
Works but if you live in a area prone to hail expect the plunger pin and or the cap to be broken. Hence it will no longer work. Don't want to spend $20 for another order replacement parts with one exception... THEY DON'T OFFER PARTS to be purchased for this sensor.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carl007 Easy Purchase
Orbit Rain/ Freeze sensor appears to be a high quality product.
I especially appreciate the rugged two conductor 20 AWG,
25 ft (long) lamp 'zip' cord controller cable.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by William Saves water.
I rely on this to stop my sprinkler during rainy days. It has worked well so far.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimA Easy to install and works great!
It's hard to believe the range of excellent and poor reviews this has gotten. I'm sure that location has a lot to do with it's operation. I replaced my original rain sensor that quit working. It was simple to install and works great.
December 27, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stephen Does not work
I installed this over a year ago on my system and it simply does not work. I have adjusted it to the lowest rain fall setting and even after a hard rain my system will still run. I can manually go up and depress the button causing my system to shut off so I know it is wired and hooked up correctly. I have even closed the air gap to prevent it from drying out quickly but nothing works.
Poor product and it just does not work.
November 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jortl Placement is important
In operation, rain enters the top and saturates a shaft of fiber washers. As the washers become heavy with moisture, they press down on a switch which, when connected to most irrigation controllers, stops irrigation until the washers dry out. In theory, the user can also set the sensor to any one of several "notches" which correspond to "inches of rain" the sensor accumulates before stopping the watering. There is also an adjustment that supposedly slows evaporation. I found that in trying several locations, the washers dried out too quickly, in spite of adjustments. For example, we would have a heavy downpour of rain all afternoon and the sensor would eventually block irrigation operation BUT by 8 pm, the sensor would allow the irrigation system to operate. Placement in a shaded area is imperative but high outdoor temperatures rendered this device useless for me and I returned it.
September 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by usayankee20002 Works!!
Easy to install, works as described, better option than wireless.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gadget Simple to install, works great.
Clear, easy to follow installation instructions. does the job!
July 14, 2015