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  • #71855
    caalvarez
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    I’m thinking about getting a couple more HT-25s to run hoses that feed things unrelated to plant watering. And I’d want them to just be switched on under manual control then stay on for at least 6-8 hours. It looks like 3:59 is a hard limit on how long to run a zone. Am I missing anything?

    Also is there a way to set up a quick manual program so I don’t have to go select the run time each time I want to use it?

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    #71906
    Josh Wheeler
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    CAALVAREZ

    That is the maximum runtime, however, you can set multiple start times, up to four, so one program could run up to 16 hours.

    Then, from the remote control button on the home screen, it’s the round button in the middle, you can go to the remote and tap on Programs in the upper right corner and tell it to run that program and you’d have more than the four hour limit.

    So, you could create a program called Eight Hour then give it two start times and a runtime of four hours – then go to the home screen and tap on the remote and then select the Eight Hour program from the Programs list and it will run that program for you.

    You can also set the manual runtime default for the device so that if a manual program is triggered by pressing and holding the button on the timer it will run for however long is the default. Go to Settings > Devices > Select the device > Preset Runtime and set it to your desired length, keep in mind this his how long it will run every time the manual start is triggered on the timer.

    Hope this helps!

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    #71908
    caalvarez
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    Oh, very cool, that is all very helpful. Ordered two more HT-25s.

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    #71918
    caalvarez
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    Josh, I get a different result when I try this:

    Then, from the remote control button on the home screen, it’s the round button in the middle, you can go to the remote and tap on Programs in the upper right corner and tell it to run that program and you’d have more than the four hour limit.

    When I tap the little remote icon, I get a wheel where I can dial up to 3:59, and it is defaulted to 0:10. There is no “programs” button. I have created one program with two watering zones of 3:59 each (both being the same zone). Did I misunderstand something? Here are screen caps:

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    Also since I had to set a schedule, I did so, then disabled it. But I tried enabling it and still didn’t see the menu item you said I should. I think this would be the only way to have a manual-only zone, right? (Create a program but disable it?)

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    #71925
    Josh Wheeler
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    CAALVAREZ

    You will need to have more than one Start Time, one will be at 12:12 pm as yo have it now then another at 4:12 pm for example, this will get you the 8 hours on the scheduled program. You can have up to 4 start times.

    The Remote Control screen has a Programs button in the upper right corner of the screen. This I believe will only run the program once, it won’t actually run both start times, it just runs the program once regardless of how many start times it has. We’re looking into changing this from multiple start times to how many times to run, that would be ideal for your case I think.

    Hope this helps clarify.

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    #71948
    Josh Wheeler
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    CAALVAREZ

    I have to apologize, I was forgetting that we changed the remote control screen for the hose faucet timers only. They used to show the Programs button but after a lot of feedback from users that this screen was confusing and not necessary it was changed to only show the one time run screen. Sorry about that, I hope I didn’t cause you too much confusion.

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    #71949
    caalvarez
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    Well, I was wondering if I had a different version of the app or something. So it does sound like there’s no way to set a manual long run then? Not the end of the world, I’ll just have to set a timer with Siri at the same time.

    Or once you get Homekit, it can all be a scene…

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