Make your own motion detection sprinkler and light

tyhawk(5)May 26, 2007

Buy a motion detecting floodlight ($8.00 to $40.00) Wire it in or attach an extension cord to it. With the power turned off to it, unscrew the back of the detection lense. Wire a 24 volt transformer ($12.00) into the common(White)wire and the other line into the Hot (red) wire. From the transformer go to a regular sprinkler valve for underground irrigation systems ($10.00 to $25.00). Put a Pipe to Hose thread adapter on the valve and attach a hose. Put 1 or more impact type sprinkler heads on the other end of the hose/hoses. Aim it at the flower bed and your deer problem is over. $40.00 to $60.00 and a bit of your time..

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tyhawk(5)

On a side note. If your not inclined to make one of these you can buy lesser quality ones without lights on line for around $80.00. I think the light helps and you can use red bulbs for added effect.

Here is a link that might be useful: Scarecrow

    Bookmark   May 26, 2007 at 10:24PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ImReady

Interesting! I've always wanted to make a burglar alarm with the motion detectors...any ideas anybody?

    Bookmark   March 30, 2013 at 3:43PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Shady spot in front of house - what plants will work?
I have a large mulched area in front of my home that...
laumaclandscape
black walnut support group
I am so jazzed. Many of the perenials I transplanted...
tootswisc
Difficult spot and soil for lawn
We've lived her since fall of 2012. For two years we...
Tinbucket
Bed of Nails
I have just received a plant labeled "Bed of Nails"...
carmellia
Standing Ovation Serviceberry
I am considering planting a Standing Ovation Serviveberry...
DanZone4
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™