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  • in reply to: How to add my personal weather station? #4470
    brentp
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    I found this link at PWS:

    What do I need to post my data to PWSweather.com?

    Doesn’t look good for my WS-2902A, that sucks.

    ECKIRCHN,

    Getting your data to PWSWeather is just one of the two options that I know of. The other is to get your weather data uploaded to CWOP. My station too was not compatible with PWSWeather, . . . but I was able to get it to CWOP and can confirm that Aeris will then pick it up and my PWS now appears in the App.

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    in reply to: Delay between stations? #3731
    brentp
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    Funny, I asked for this feature last January as in my NH house I am forced to use programs vs Smart watering which is what I would like to get to. Maybe now with more voices the design team will realize this is a real life issue that should be addressed to keep the product viable to a wider population.

    See: Smart Watering with a Well

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    in reply to: Sprikler Type and Count – Best Practice #3730
    brentp
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    Chiming in on the irrigation design side of the question.

    Standard spray heads and standard rotor heads are not normally combined in a single irrigation zone. They have vastly different precipitation rates, with the standard spray heads typically putting much more water down (3 – 4 X inches/hour rate) than standard rotors. Best way to think about it is that spray heads, even with a lower GPM rating, water their coverage area 100% of the time where a rotor head only hits a specific spot on its coverage area once per pass.

    Now, there are newer spray heads on the market designed to match or approach rotor precipitation rates. The MP Rotator from Hunter being one such head. With those, it is possible to mix or to add a spray head into a rotor zone to hit a dry spot. Those types of heads send out small streams of water versus a wide spray. They act like a rotor, even though they are a pop up spray. Hope this helps.

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    in reply to: How to add my personal weather station? #3728
    brentp
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    Thought I would give an update on my experience.

    I can confirm that if you go through the process to get your Personal Weather Station (PWS) connected to CWOP, it will show up as an option for PWS within the B-Hyve. It took a week after I got my CWOP ID, but it showed up on the day I was told it would. For the reasons stated above, this is a great feature!

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    brentp
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    This is a known issue and web access/control of multiple timers is not currently supported. As a workaround while they are working on it, they have suggested for those that must use web access (vs APP) to use of the following URL for multiple timers.

    techsupport.orbitbhyve.com

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    in reply to: Seeing only one bhyve timer in my account #3179
    brentp
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    THANK YOU!!!!

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    in reply to: How to add my personal weather station? #3172
    brentp
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    Not an official answer, but I was looking at this as well.

    From a competitor’s product FAQ on this, Aeris gets PWS weather data from the PWSWeather.com servers or through the CWOP program.

    From that, one needs to have their station report their data to one of those servers and then will be seen by the controller.

    I am still working on this, as I really really want to get my rain data for my FL house to the B-Hyve, as it can rain 1″ in one area and be completely dry a few miles away. I am out of luck with PWSWeather, as Davis, those expensive stations that one would think are ‘advance’, currently does not support data upload to the PWSWeather servers. I am working on getting my station to CWOP to see if it appears in the map.

    That said, I can say that the B-Hyve algorithms are getting better, and the switch to Aeris is a positive as well as the ability to customize the use of weather data (percentage & rain) for rain delay. Good to see things getting better over time.

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    in reply to: Where's the rain? #844
    brentp
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    Just a note: After looking at this more, I noticed that for every smart watering for the past 2 weeks, the system was reporting the same on time per zone, same evaporation, basically the same everything on the calendar water calculator. I also noticed that more location fields were available (vs just a zip code), so went ahead and allowed the system to collect its exact location for the timer.

    I decided to go ahead and power cycle my unit after all this. After that, I noticed the unit is now including 0.2″ of rain with yesterday’s manual cycle by the irrigation inspector (it was 0.0″ before the power cycle and other changes). The unit also is now showing next smart watering about a week from now, versus 3 days from now and is showing a different on time for the zones.

    So, I can only conclude that for some reason the system had stopped getting weather data integrated into its calculations and was going with a default ‘on’ time. Hopefully, the power cycle has resolved the issue. I will keep an eye on it and update if needed.

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    in reply to: New Rain Delay Push Notice? #661
    brentp
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    Hi Meranda,

    MAC Address of FL System: 44:67:55:00:FA:90
    MAC Address of NH System: 44:67:55:01:D1:05 (currently powered off – outside installation)

    “Suggested” rain delay w/Smart Watering off – that might explain it. On the FL system which has Smart Watering on most of the year, it is now in manual as I have new sod that I am trying to establish. However, my NH system has always been with manual timers, and I believe the rain delays were still automatic last summer, which made me think the algorithm changed. Not a big deal, just want to know so I can keep an eye on it.

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    in reply to: Seeing only one bhyve timer in my account #613
    brentp
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    I would second the request to be able to access 2 or more controllers from a web browser. 🙂

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    in reply to: Add freeze monitoring to WeatherSense #611
    brentp
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    It appears this is working now as I have seen this twice in the last week. Nice!

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