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    sd.rasmussen65
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    I have an issue (not the fault of my b-hyve) concerning pressure. I suspect that I will be able to find an optimal time to water in which I can take advantage of the highest pressure at my house, but as the docs and actual experience say, the times I have tried to water so far are likely when water pressure is not its best. I am a new b-hyve owner, and when I first set up my faucet tap, it ran a test and told me the gallons per minute of flow. I wish that there were a way to run that test on demand so that I can measure the flow rate at different times, and thus chose when my water supply is at its peak. I’ve looked through the app and can’t find a way to re-measure the flow rate. Is there a way to do this? If not, that would be a great feature to add. An even BETTER feature to add would be to set a “performance” program something like this; water for, say 1 minute every half hour over “X” number of hours and chart the water flow rate. If one were to run this program over the course of maybe a week, one could get a VERY accurate idea of when the best watering time would be for your area. As it is, I am likely to have to just blindly turn on my tap at random times and eyeball the pattern of my sprinkler to get an idea of pressure at that time, and write down a log of it. Thoughts? Devs, does this sound like a possible feature Orbit would consider? Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go back outside and look at how far my sprinklers will reach NOW and compare that to an hour ago. Cheers.

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    Ryan
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    sd.rasmussen65, sorry currently there is no way to check your GPH or any of those “performance” settings. However smart watering does keep track, and uses it when calculating watering schedules. There is just no place where it is recorded in the app to see. I believe this is a feature that will be added in the future however there is no set date for when it will be available. I believe there are some types of meters that can be used to gather the information your looking for. That may be something you’d like to look into. Best of luck!

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    sd.rasmussen65
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    sorry currently there is no way to check your GPH or any of those “performance” settings

    I know. That’s what I am saying. The hardware (and even software) certainly has the CAPABILITY of doing this, it is just not CONFIGURED to do this. If you can do it once when setting up the device, there is no reason you couldn’t allow it to be done again, on demand, with the proper programming. This is not a hardware limitation; this is a software/developmental limitation. Thanks for the reply, though.

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