Post by craiggerry on Aug 20, 2012 18:44:24 GMT -6
Installing a new driveway hydronic snow melt system and am trying to decide betwen the LCD-1H and the much more expensive HSC-5. My problem is ice build-up on a North facing drive and I suspect the pavement mounted HSC will detect better but it is a lot more $! Will the LCD work in this application? I do not want to install the cheaper LCD and then find I have to go back and reinstall the HSC. Any experience here that can help?
Post by Christopher on Aug 23, 2012 6:41:01 GMT -6
Either unit works in the same way: when moisture lands on top of the sensor, and the temperature is below (I believe) 35 degree, it will turn the system on for four hours. If there is still moisture and the temperature at that point, it will go for another four hours, etc, until the moisture is gone or the temperature rises.
If you are worried about build up in a particular area, you can still install the LCD-1H on (not in) or close to the ground to help with that.
One of the reasons the HSC-5 is more expensive is because it is rated for traffic to drive over it.