Top critical review
Humbug but it kind of does the job.
20 February 2017
I've had no issues with leaks - I used the appropriate connectors and all was good. For those with problems around the water not spraying with any power, I'd suggest that's down to your water supply. I had the same problem, until I opened the tap a bit more *cough* water pressure *cough*.
That aside, I am on my second item. The first didn't last as the water froze and the cheap and shoddy plastic pipe shattered. If it needs lagging, then fine, say so and it can be done. However I'd expect an outdoor item to survive outdoors for more than a month, unless otherwise stated.
On top of that, in order for the IR to trigger for a marauding cat, you need it turned up to around 4+. The downside is, on a sunny or windy day, it will go off every minute due to changes in light or whatever. So much so, I feel I cannot leave it operating at what I'd consider an effective level if I am out of the house - which kinda defeats the object of the purpose (or purpose of the object).
All in all, not too disappointed. I have had the pleasure of watching the cat "that wouldn't ever s*** in the garden because it is not fed very much" (seriously - some people should require a licence before owning a pet) fleeing the sprayer. unfortuantely the little b*****ds do adapt, so the sprayer has to be moved around.
Equally, moving the sprayer to block off their latest cat run through my garden has been most satisfying.
Sending my daughter down to the bottom of the garden to empty the kitchen compost delivered equal hilarity.
Just to clarify - I love cats when they're treated as pets. However I don't agree with them being booted out of the house and left to their own. That's not pet ownership (that's what people *used* to do with dogs until it became illegal and socially unacceptable). Stuff does happen, yes, but I am extremely unhappy at having other peoples pets covering my lawn in faeces, digging up my flowerbeds, killing the wildlife I am desperately trying to nurture and putting the health of my children at risk.
I'll get off my soapbox now. xD