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  • in reply to: My 3 timers all show different rain amounts…? #78976
    lannister80
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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 rainfall

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    lannister80
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    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.

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    in reply to: Initial Configuration and Grouping Problems #77864
    lannister80
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    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.

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    in reply to: Shut off causing knocking pipes #77863
    lannister80
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    I also use the exact same hammer arrestor listed above.

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    lannister80
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    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”.

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    in reply to: Issues with multiple controllers #77859
    lannister80
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    I just wanted to say I LOVE the beta site. Has all the data I could possibly want.

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    in reply to: Weather Adjustments #77840
    lannister80
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    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.

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    lannister80
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    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.

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    lannister80
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    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).

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    in reply to: Rotor head "degrees/spread" setting missing #77677
    lannister80
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    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.

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    in reply to: Schedule is not running #77667
    lannister80
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    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.

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    in reply to: API #77595
    lannister80
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    BUMP

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    in reply to: IFTTT Support #77594
    lannister80
    Participant

    Any progress on this?

    @STEPHEN

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