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Zone 1 watering everyday

antonio.manso@gmail.com
Updated at 2024-04-13 05:55:10 UTC 

Hi,


I have 9 zones configured, all the same. Zone 1 water everyday while the rest no. How can I fix it? It does not need water everyday 

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pixie - water inside box and battery housing

veniamin
Updated at 2024-03-02 09:46:44 UTC 

Pixie stopped to connect. Removed battery and found water inside battery housing. All contacts except one of battery are very rusty.

Trying to clean. Water also inside battery / battery box


Is it safe to dry and charge?

How to prevent water from entering the box?






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Wifi icon

Carmelo Anaya
Updated at 2024-02-27 10:19:11 UTC 
What does this WiFi icon mean?
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Internet off - sprinklers on/off intermittently

Luke Johnson
Updated at 2024-02-17 22:49:05 UTC 

We have an internet outage - Netro knows the smart watering cycle and continues to turn on through the stations at the correct time, however runs intermittently. 5 seconds on, 1 min off. Is there anything I can do to help stay on?

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Stop manual mode

Martina Brasesco
Updated at 2024-02-04 15:19:31 UTC 

Buongiorno,

ho appena installato il mio nuovo NETRO, ma non riesco a stoppare l'irrigazione che è partita automaticamente non appena lo ho installato. Potreste aiutarmi?

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Moisture watering adjustment

Alfonso Olias Sanz
Updated at 2024-01-09 20:27:04 UTC 

Hi there I have one of the whisperer that doesn't allow to adjust watering below 50%, 

Sensor number 2 in my installation. 

All the rest I can chose lower values


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Netro does not use the rainfall amount from connected weatherstations

Richard
Updated at 2024-01-07 22:48:08 UTC 

UPDATE 8/1/2024

I can confirm that the system is working well. The system forecast about 25mm of rain for yesterday , but we had 34mm based on Weatherflow. This morning, the system had corrected the amount in Netro. Well done to the dev team for rolling out a fix so quickly, once the problem was identified.

I can now say that Netro is a smart watering system!


UPDATE: 5/1/2024

Netro have been fantastic. They have updated their system already to make Weatherflow work as you would expect. However, I am yet to see the results of this.

Rain is anticipated tomorrow (7/1/2024) and the following day.

I will monitor the system to ensure that the correct rainfall amount is in the database early enough for the schedule to be adjusted by their algorithms.


UPDATE: 4/1/2024

I have been working with the Netro techs to isolate the problem.

The issue is that yesterday's rainfall is not being calculated using the local time zone. Instead, it is using UTC midnight to midnight and an offset of 1 day. This means that the data can be 1.5 days out for someone like me who is GMT+11.

There may also be an issue with the timing of when then the rainfall for yesterday is retrieved. The Weatherflow API needs to be called just after nidnight so that the Netro scheduling can adjust, ready for early morning watering.



ORIGINAL:

I thought I would write an article to explain why Netro is not a smart weatherstation.


I have two Netros and 7 Whisperers, and use them in all aspects of watering - to water lawn, vineyard, fruit trees, vegetables and even to fill our bird baths.


But the most frustrating aspect of Netro is that is does not use the correct amount of rainfall, even when connected to a smart weatherstation such as Weatherflow Tempest or WU (I have my Tempest send data to WU).


Why is this a problem? Because the rainfall estimate provided by the forecasting models do not predict how much rain your specific area will receive. They provide two numbers: a percentage chance of receiving rain, and a minimal amount of rain that you will receive, if your receive rain at all. What does this mean?


If the prediction is that you are 60% likely to receive rain of 10mm, this does not mean that you will receive approximately 6mm of rain. It means that you are 60% likely to receive rain and 40% likely to receive no rain at all. If you receive rain, you are then likely to receive a minimum of 10mm.


Netro mistakenly combines these values to tell the system that you received 6mm of rain. And then might not water. This can lead to plants dying, as was our case, when rainfall was predicted every day for a week and we did not receive a drop. Other areas around us received varying amounts of rain.


The frustration is that Netro has a connection to both Weatherflow and to personal weatherstations via Weather Underground, and therefore has no excuse as to not use the correct value of rainfall.


Their solution is to use the Discover feature to correct yesterday's (and today's) rainfall manually. I would recommend 100% to use this feature.

https://netrohome.com/forum/posts/357


Unfortunately, Netro still applies a percentage to the corrected number which means that the amount of rainfall collected is still less than the actual amount received.


I have solved this problem by automating this process via Home Assistant, which knows yesterday's rainfall from my Weatherflow Tempest and sends the value to Netro via their API. This has resulted in a much more intelligent watering regime.


So, to Netro and their techs, well done on a great system, but it won't be truly great until you implement the most important aspect of any smart watering station - the ability to know how much rainfall fell on a client's land, and therefore how much to water.


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PM time

Cacho
Updated at 2023-12-31 19:38:05 UTC 

Hello, need help.

I cannot enter PM times on program.

Always return to AM. Not possible program at night. 

Thank you. 


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Whisperer maintenance

Fabrice GOUFFRAN
Updated at 2023-10-11 02:34:36 UTC 
Hello, I am leaving in Italy  have several whisperer devices in my garden and I would like to know if it is better to remove them during the winter season when my watering network is off? Thank you.
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Yellow exclamation mark

MyGowdy
Updated at 2023-10-07 23:05:24 UTC 
I just noticed a yellow triangle with black exclamation mark on one of my zones. Will you please tell me how yo fix this?
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Purchasing Whisperer in the UK

Phil Middleton
Updated at 2023-09-30 12:48:53 UTC 

Hi, A few months back I purchased 2x Whisperer sensors and paid the shipping from America. However when they arrived a couple of days later and they had been sent from a UK address not from America. I was a bit annoyed at the time knowing I had paid $25 delivery but the were sent from the UK. You currently have an offer on these sensors is it possible to purchase them in the UK yet and claim the discount?

Kind regards

Phil

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Does the "smart" behind Netro Sprite & Spark use data from Whisperer?

kamiller42
Updated at 2023-09-29 15:44:58 UTC 
Can a Whisperer be assigned a Sprite zone, and the Sprite use Whisperer's data to optimize the watering schedule?
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How to leave a valve open all the time.

David Solis
Updated at 2023-09-14 21:05:39 UTC 

Is there a way to leave a sprinkler valve open all the time? I don't want to make a schedule. I have a valve connected to a motion activated sprinkler. I need that valve open all the time.

Thank you in advance

David

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smart zone advanced range

Leandro
Updated at 2023-09-12 17:37:36 UTC 
in the SMART Advanced zones section of the APP in the SI system the mm/hour scale goes from 10 to 100
in the US system Cubic inch per hour [in³/h] from 0.1 to 5

the data refers to the single zone therefore VALVE in my case PIXIE 1. 
The scale of values used does not seem to be correct a 3/4 hose with a pressure of 1 Bar brings about 9000 liters per hour 
perhaps the data in the app and mm³/seconds and in³/second I'm doing something wrong.
Thanks for the reply
Leandro
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Soil moisture adjustment

Kyle Giacomini
Updated at 2023-09-12 01:34:23 UTC 
Is there a way to manually adjust the soil moisture levels? For example, I have a zone that is reading as saturated (above 80). However the irrigation in that zone has not been connected prior. It would be useful in the app to be have the user adjust soil moisture levels manually to help with issues like this in the future. I do not have any soil moisture probes installed so the moisture levels are being automaticaly calculated by the smart watering algorithm. 
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Irrigreen sprinklers

Alfonso Olias Sanz
Updated at 2023-09-09 08:34:33 UTC 

This would be a supper nice feature to add to NETRO. 

Combining with the whisperers

https://irrigreen.com/

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Parallel Run of watering

C He
Updated at 2023-09-08 08:39:13 UTC 

Hallo and short question: 


I can not find any option to water more than one zone in the same time. Ist this not possible? 


@Netro team: in case the feature is not available at the moment i would appreciate your development 

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Watering by moisture level higher 90%

C He
Updated at 2023-09-04 06:22:44 UTC 

Hi, 


Netro will water my garten when the Whisperer sensors show 92% moisture level. 


This is smart watering? 


I think, there is no water needed or I’m wrong?




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Ventiles are not closed from spark - not smart watering

C He
Updated at 2023-08-17 05:23:52 UTC 

Hello Netro Support, 


The Spark startet watering today at 4 am as it was calculated by whisperer and weather. 3 Zones got water, but instead of watering 10 minutes the gras got 3 hours water. 

I wasted a lot of water, this is far away of smart watering. My old installation from Gardena / Husquarna never had such problem. 


The spark was not able to close the Ventils! 


The only way was the make the spark powerless. 


What’s wrong? 


Again: the test procedure of the ventiles works without any problem, spark open AND CLOSE every ventile step by step! 



 

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Moisture to skip watering

Maurizio Gianesin
Updated at 2023-08-15 19:55:07 UTC 
Is there any reason for which Moisture to skip watering cannot be less than 50% ? 
I appreciate any answer . 
Many thanks
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