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    mrnuke
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    Last week we got almost four inches of rain in Harris County, Texas. There isn’t any rain expected this week, and the “smart” watering feature wants to put down 1″ to 1.5″ of irrigation over the following six days.

    Texas A&M Harris County extension office recommends no watering this week. This is also backed up by the West Harris County Regional Water Authority, based on data from a weather station a few miles from my location.

    So what sort of “smart” algorithm in the b-hyve figured out it’s a good idea to dump another inch of water this week? More importantly, what do I need to do to make sure this doesn’t happen in the future? I don’t want to have to micromanage the controller after every rain.

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    #78822
    tsperez
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    I’ve the same problem. After one of the hardest rains we’ve had it was watering the following morning. I almost always have to use manual rain delay. Also when it wants to water 4 days out of a 5 day stretch – like today.

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    #78877
    mrnuke
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    Okay, so do we have a way to fix this?

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    #78906
    mrnuke
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    I think I know what’s wrong. Go to Calendar, pick a day, then tap anywhere. It will tell how much precipitation IT THINKS the lawn received. I checked with my local weather station and flood control district, and the numbers in b-hyve are way off.

    For example, we had almost 2 inches of rainfall overnight, but the controller thinks it was zero. And it wants to turn on the sprinklers the following morning.

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