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I did, and the one that was *way* off had a different weather station. I corrected that. But the two that were similar, but not the same, had the same weather station.
Checked again (it finally rained again) and the issue is still there for timers 1 and 2:
Timer1 (446755106e43): 9/6 – 0.45 inches gross rainfall
Timer2 (4467551036b7): 9/6 – 0.70 inches gross rainfallSpread the love!August 4, 2020 at 3:34 pm in reply to: What do i need to buy to make all 7 hose faucet timers work as an actual unit? #78915
You can’t. Each timer is it’s own “thing” and they cannot be integrated into a single schedule where each timer knows not to run when other timers are running (zones).
Yup, it sucks, I know. They’ve been promising this for years and I doubt it will ever happen.Spread the love!
You will get a much quicker support response if you contact them directly via email. This form is not really for support provided by Orbit.Spread the love!
I also use the exact same hammer arrestor listed above.Spread the love!July 18, 2019 at 9:11 am in reply to: Wonder what I should be able to do in the online app (windows 10)? #77860
Stephen, I am SO glad to hear that. It would be lovely to tell my system (of two hose bib timers):
“Water anytime between 5am and 10am, just don’t run at the same time”.Spread the love!
I just wanted to say I LOVE the beta site. Has all the data I could possibly want.Spread the love!
I think 80% might be a *bit* high, but the .25 looks good to me. Then again, in the summer when stuff is so hot, AND you may have watering restriction going on, a 48 hour delay in watering when a storm doesn’t materialize could be quite bad for the grass.Spread the love!July 8, 2019 at 12:18 pm in reply to: Flow Rate Too Low (after getting ~5.8gpm during initial set up) #77742
FYI, if you’re trying to watch the live flow rate on the app (while watering) with the app connected to your B-Hyve hub/wi-fi, the flow rate displayed will be *far* lower than reality, like half. However, the total gallons used will be correct (which just shows the app is multiplying your calibrated flow rate X runtime, not counting actual gallons going through the device during that watering session).
But if you connect directly to the timer via Bluetooth and start a manual watering cycle, the flow rate will show the correct value. Weirdly, doing the flow calibration through the hub/wi-fi works fine (reports correct value after 10 second test). Unsure why the “live” rate is so low.
I confirmed with Orbit support that this is a bug.Spread the love!July 2, 2019 at 11:24 am in reply to: 1 hub, 2 faucet timer, 1 location but 2 different weather reports #77729
The exact same thing happens to me occasionally (exact same setup: 1 hub, 2 hose bib timers, all in the same group with the same address).Spread the love!
I ended up doing the math to calculate how much water gets laid down. I knew how many degrees of arc each rotor was covering, I knew my gallons per minute, and I knew the range of the rotors. I got about 0.25″ per hour.
I didn’t totally trust this, so I bought a pack of catch cups from Home Depot ($16.99 for 12), set them up, and got almost exactly the same result. 🙂
My coverage uniformity was anywhere between 50 and 75%, though, so I’m considering switching out the rotors for a different brand or nozzle configuration.Spread the love!
The easiest way to make sure Smart Watering doesn’t go crazy is to restrict when it can run. I have 2 timers/zones, I limit one to 4am to 6am, and the other from 6a to 8am (as they both run on the same hose bib, not enough flow/pressure to run them at the same time.Spread the love!
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Any progress on this?
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