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Self watering for halv a year(?) 2 weeks 4 days ago #50961

Felidae wrote: Every watering system need human surveillance (or a science fiction scenario)


I carefully set up the watering system, tested it, and left two weeks for vacation. I came home, got out of the car, and the neighbors said that I had accidentally left the hose running and they had turned it off for me.

Now I have a neighbor's son who is about to graduate college and leave. I don't know what I will do.
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Self watering for halv a year(?) 2 weeks 4 days ago #50977

Ivan Mann wrote:

Felidae wrote: Every watering system need human surveillance (or a science fiction scenario)


I carefully set up the watering system, tested it, and left two weeks for vacation. I came home, got out of the car, and the neighbors said that I had accidentally left the hose running and they had turned it off for me.

Now I have a neighbor's son who is about to graduate college and leave. I don't know what I will do.


Sorry, I don’t get the connection with the quote. You want to say I’m wrong or I’m right?


*Edit: Guys, to be honest I don’t give a f.... I built up some automated systems myself and also used commercial ones. It’s always had “something”. With the electronics the power outages or spikes, with mechanics a fall out tube, water level problems, etc... It’s perfect for few days or few weeks, but commercial systems won’t run for 6 months without human help.
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Self watering for halv a year(?) 2 weeks 4 days ago #50978

I was agreeing completely. I set up the system, had no monitoring, and all the trees died.

Now I have a human and not a machine, and the trees always survive.

I could have anticipated my friendly neighbors but didn't.
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Self watering for halv a year(?) 2 weeks 4 days ago #50979

Ivan Mann wrote: I was agreeing completely. I set up the system, had no monitoring, and all the trees died.

Now I have a human and not a machine, and the trees always survive.

I could have anticipated my friendly neighbors but didn't.


Even the human factor can give errors as your neighbors did for you :/ Sorry for your trees.

My family managed to kill around ten of my trees during my 1 month absence. I understand the OP wont trust on his friends will watering correctly his collection, but maybe he can trust on them controlling or filling up the system once a week.
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Self watering for halv a year(?) 2 weeks 4 days ago #50986

Felidae wrote: but maybe he can trust on them controlling or filling up the system once a week.

Yup, this is what I do. Have technology help, and humans supervise. (But DO tell them where spare parts are in case of need!
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