New sulcata pen

TigsMom

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Thank you for sharing the entire build. I came back to the forum, hoping to find some ideas. We'll find out today if our offer on a mini ranch is accepted. First priority will be getting outdoor enclosures built for my Desert Tortoises and Box Turtles. And in time include an enclosure for a future Sulcata (now that I'll finally have proper space for a mini bull dozer). My poor pea brain is maxed, up at 2:30am and really need to figure out how I want to build new enclosures. Your yards are amazing. Great to see some familiar people on this thread. I'm sure I'll be full of questions over the next several months.
 

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Thank you for sharing the entire build. I came back to the forum, hoping to find some ideas. We'll find out today if our offer on a mini ranch is accepted. First priority will be getting outdoor enclosures built for my Desert Tortoises and Box Turtles. And in time include an enclosure for a future Sulcata (now that I'll finally have proper space for a mini bull dozer). My poor pea brain is maxed, up at 2:30am and really need to figure out how I want to build new enclosures. Your yards are amazing. Great to see some familiar people on this thread. I'm sure I'll be full of questions over the next several months.
Happy to share! If you end up with any questions I might be able to help with be sure to ask!!
 

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Happy to share! If you end up with any questions I might be able to help with be sure to ask!!

Yes.. I have a quick question.
Can you adopt me? 😃
I am a Sulcata owner myself and think we would fare well on your property. Your land is quit large so I know we will not be in contact with others as to cause a Ruckus..
We are tidy.
We are quiet
We can cook...
We give hugs.
We are never mad
We always smile (as to spread joy)...
And most of all......
🤔🤔....we are willing to pay rent!! 😬

(and we will eat the occasional pumpkin you throw to us without complaint..)🥴
 

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Yes.. I have a quick question.
Can you adopt me? 😃
I am a Sulcata owner myself and think we would fare well on your property. Your land is quit large so I know we will not be in contact with others as to cause a Ruckus..
We are tidy.
We are quiet
We can cook...
We give hugs.
We are never mad
We always smile (as to spread joy)...
And most of all......
🤔🤔....we are willing to pay rent!! 😬

(and we will eat the occasional pumpkin you throw to us without complaint..)🥴
me too!!!
 

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I did a little more work on the sprinklers in the big sulcata yard today got the timer all worked out.
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Aaron:

Don't know if you have seen them, but I use the Rachio sprinkler controller. IF you get a WiFi signal out to the area you have your controller, it will connect to your wifi and you can control everything from your smartphone. You can set as many schedules as you want to go on automatically. It will use internet data of weather in your area and apply rain skips if it rains or has rained recently. The thing I like a lot is if I see an area I want to put more water on, or fill/refill the tortoise pond, I can do it wherever I am from my phone. I really love it and use it much more than I though I would.

The only issue is if you have WiFi at your controller location. As I recall, I don't think it is that far from your house to that shed and direct line-of-sight. You could also mount the controller closer to your house/ WiFi signal and simply run some wire to the valves.

Just a thought. I find it extremely useful to have. Even checking nozzel or head adjustments, I don't have to go back to the controller to run a test on the line. Just click in on for a few seconds from my phone standing by the head I'm adjusting.
 

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Aaron:

Don't know if you have seen them, but I use the Rachio sprinkler controller. IF you get a WiFi signal out to the area you have your controller, it will connect to your wifi and you can control everything from your smartphone. You can set as many schedules as you want to go on automatically. It will use internet data of weather in your area and apply rain skips if it rains or has rained recently. The thing I like a lot is if I see an area I want to put more water on, or fill/refill the tortoise pond, I can do it wherever I am from my phone. I really love it and use it much more than I though I would.

The only issue is if you have WiFi at your controller location. As I recall, I don't think it is that far from your house to that shed and direct line-of-sight. You could also mount the controller closer to your house/ WiFi signal and simply run some wire to the valves.

Just a thought. I find it extremely useful to have. Even checking nozzel or head adjustments, I don't have to go back to the controller to run a test on the line. Just click in on for a few seconds from my phone standing by the head I'm adjusting.
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Aaron:

Don't know if you have seen them, but I use the Rachio sprinkler controller. IF you get a WiFi signal out to the area you have your controller, it will connect to your wifi and you can control everything from your smartphone. You can set as many schedules as you want to go on automatically. It will use internet data of weather in your area and apply rain skips if it rains or has rained recently. The thing I like a lot is if I see an area I want to put more water on, or fill/refill the tortoise pond, I can do it wherever I am from my phone. I really love it and use it much more than I though I would.

The only issue is if you have WiFi at your controller location. As I recall, I don't think it is that far from your house to that shed and direct line-of-sight. You could also mount the controller closer to your house/ WiFi signal and simply run some wire to the valves.

Just a thought. I find it extremely useful to have. Even checking nozzel or head adjustments, I don't have to go back to the controller to run a test on the line. Just click in on for a few seconds from my phone standing by the head I'm adjusting.
Yeah I tried using a Smart Timer and sadly the WiFi didn't reach, so I had to take it back and get a stupid timer haha.
 
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