For the money, I'd just install a standard sprinkler controller. If you
wanted X-10 control, you could set the controller to run every morning, but
have power to the controller switched by an X-10 appliance module. The
program will remain in the controller's memory, but will only be able to run
when the x10 module is turned on.
I just bought a sprinkler controller from this guy on eBay and am crazy
about it. It is fully digital, very flexible, and far less expensive than
any other sprinkler controllers I have seen.
I don't have any connection with this company, but I got really great
service from this fellow, and I always like to recommend companies that
provide good service.
This is a link to his 12 station controller. He also has them in 6 and 9
station, I believe. Here is a link to his eBay 'store'
> RCS also makes X-10 controllable relay boards in 4, 8, and 16 unit sizes.
> Check out http://www.resconsys.com/products/relay/index.htm
> > Anybody built a relay board that uses x10 signals to control six
> > system valves (24v)?
> > I am fairly handy at soldering and make a circuit board. Just need to
> > where to find the "how to " information.
> > I currently have a active home interface module (1k of memory) to talk
> > between my PC and x10 modules.