Anyway to set multiple run times for same program?

ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-10-05 10:53:54 UTC 
I have a spark controller and. I have a program setup for seeding that is 5 minutes per zone.  I want to run that program 3 times per day at 4am, 12pm, and 6pm. Anyway to easily accomplish this without having to setup 3 different programs?  

Thanks
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Issue with Smart Watering

Davide
Updated at 2021-10-04 19:13:44 UTC 

Hi Community!

I've got 4 zones linked to same program all with Smart Watering activated. I noticed that on the schedule proposed there's one zone that's watered several times per day while others not. Settings are the same for all zones so I dunno what's wrong. Is there a way to set the Smart Watering of that zone like the others?


Thanks a lot in advance for your help!


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Association of whisperer with pixie zone

Lee Stocks
Updated at 2021-09-25 01:02:17 UTC 

I have 2 pixie hose faucet timers on 2 zones with 2 whisperers.

On one zone the whisperer is associated with the pixie on the other zone it is listed separately .

How do I associate the second whisperer  with the second pixie zone?

I have tried going into the second pixie settings , sensor , edit but nothing is listed.

Thank you

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Doubts about installation and required devices

Juan Pascual
Updated at 2021-09-22 17:57:24 UTC 
I would like to know how to manage the following garden.
I currently have 5 areas of lawn and other plants, with 3 Hunter PGP sprinklers for each area. Of these 5 zones, there are two with a lot of shade, and the rest are sunny (central Spain).
On the other hand, I have another zone with 6 diffusers, and a last one with a drip system for the Leylandy hedge.
I am interested in acquiring a Spark programmer but... how many Whisperer would I need?

How does Spark differentiate between the different zones and how does it combine the amount of humidity needed? The type of grass I have is made up of Raygrass, Fescue, Poa, and Agrostis. I could send you a plan of my system for your advice.


the outer lines indicate the individual irrigation fields.
AREAS A1 - A2 -A3 - A4 -B1 and B4 are the shadiest areas.
These areas are shadier due to the height of the hedge.

For orientation, a straight line between points 13 and 8 marks the North-South line, where 13 is South and 8 is North.
Neither the diffuser area nor the drip line of the hedge is represented here.
The water inlet is located in the legend E1, between sprinklers 12 and 13.


Thank you very much.


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Lots of questions!

Thomas Ingleton
Updated at 2021-09-22 13:39:22 UTC 

Hi Netro Community, I just bought a house with a huge yard and the Netro system. Spent a lot of time identifying zones and getting the watering right by nozzle type, square footage, etc. Some areas still seem too dry and others’ too wet. So…


How can I be sure I have selected the right soil type? 


How can I verify I have the right grade of slope selected by zone? 


Other ways I can help Netro identify dry spots? 

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Smart Controller Not Very Smart

ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-09-07 09:58:44 UTC 

Hi,


I’m not sure that I can trust this Spark Controller anymore.  Woke up to notifications of zones being watered when controller is programmed to water on MWF.  Moisture levels in all zones was okay on all zones and smart level is only set to basic.  According to the notifications the controller was watering on 9/8/21 instead of 9/7/21.  It’s like the calendar on Netro’s server is set to the wrong date.  Very disappointing, and I don’t know if I can trust the controller going forward. the controlle

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Any way to adjust whatever the rain threshold is for when it waters?

Sean Eatch
Updated at 2021-09-01 01:08:02 UTC 
I’ve got mine watering during a rainstorm a couple times or when the weather is predicting rainfall. Any way to adjust whatever number it’s using to decide not to water?
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Irrigation Pattern - new feature.

Alfonso Olias Sanz
Updated at 2021-08-31 09:42:59 UTC 

Hi

I have checked that the irrigation modes

DEEP

EPA

REGULAR

FREQUENT


Irrigate the same amount of water, the only difference is the frequency in days and time per irrigation.

The only mode that saves water is ECO 

Or does a DEEP / EPA modes, will help me to save water compared to REGULAR or FREQUENT during a period of time ( I also have installed the whisperer) . Is the whisperer able to detect deep water?


I would like to stress the grass up to a point irrigation is needed, so swapping between DEEP and ECO to save water. But I cannot create a calendar where I could set up the watering mode per month for instance.

Any advice?

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% moisture

Julie Huynh
Updated at 2021-08-17 15:09:16 UTC 
How do I know what the goal % moisture is according to my plant (Agave). The app essentially tells me to water daily which seems a lot.
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Moisture

cirujanoramirez
Updated at 2021-08-11 12:38:30 UTC 
What is the lower moisture level recommended to start an irrigation ?
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Weather Provider Error

Jacques
Updated at 2021-08-03 22:26:44 UTC 

I'm using the beta app. I changed my weather provider from Dark Sky to AccuWeather and now I'm trying to change it back, but am getting the attached error. Any ideas on how I can go back to Dark Sky? 

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Rain sensor

Andy Fiore
Updated at 2021-07-26 12:13:34 UTC 

How do I incorporate a rain sensor (or other device) and make it override expected rainfall?

I am supposed to be in a rainy period but have missed the heavy stuff completely so that my pixie just remains off after reading the forecasts.

What’s the best way of correcting for actual rainfall?

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Still need to water off the netro books

wwhitfill
Updated at 2021-07-18 13:52:07 UTC 
I had a malfunction in one of my valves and one zone watered all night, without metro knowing. That zone is well watered but metro thinks it needs watered. If I turn it off the program it just makes matters worse. How do I get the hydration level back up in one zone without turning off water to my sprinkler system? I still need to water other zones. I need to adjust the hydration level of one zone. Let me know. Thanks
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Internet down

Jannis Drew
Updated at 2021-07-18 11:38:25 UTC 
If there is an internet outage for several days, does the Netro smart watering device go to a default program or will it stop all watering? 
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Weather Conditions setting

Steven Then
Updated at 2021-07-15 14:04:18 UTC 

It seems if there is any chance of rain, the smart watering always skips the day. Even if I increase the threshold to the highest setting for both forecast or expectation it will skip the day. Can someone help me properly configure the smart watering feature?  This Saturday, it's expected to rain less than my threshold in the evening, I would like the smart watering to water in the morning. 


Thanks

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New in Netro. How to reduce watering?

Nachomotos
Updated at 2021-07-14 07:00:23 UTC 

Hello, I have just bought and installed a new Netro in my garden. I am running the smart watering option and have 2 questions:

Madrid has a weather quite warm and dry, reaching more than 105 F, but these days we have 85 F (minimum at night 65 F)

1-. How to reduce te watering times but still use smart watering option (Netro is seting almost double time that I had with my manual program, my lawn was green enough). Those watering times would be aceptable for hot days, I suppose.

2-. The 4th zone is used for plant pots. Netro is setting 2 followed watering periods everyday of  3 or 4 minutes each . Thats is too much and the water flows out from the container below the pot. Wouldnt be better to water 2 times but separately during the day?

Thanks!

Nacho


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Another use netro sprite

Alejandro
Updated at 2021-07-05 12:17:57 UTC 

Good afternoon


I would like to know if I can use one of the channels that I am not using for irrigation, to be able to use it as a timer to turn the lights on and off in my garden


Thank you

Greetings


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Why

Bruce Rodtnick
Updated at 2021-06-26 14:59:00 UTC 

I have a front yard with zoysia grass, about a thousand square feet, no trees. My app keeps telling me that it will water this grass tomorrow. It is obvious that it needs watering, but the next morning I see that it has not been watered and it says I will water it tomorrow. There is no rain forecast, it has been very hot. It Waters the rest of my yard properly, it's just my front yard that it does it like this. Why does it keep changing its mind?

Also this same area, my front yard, has no trees but the app says there are trees on it. And I cannot change it. I would think if this area had trees on it it would be taking much more water and the app would water more. How can I change this on the app?

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Still irigates on rain days

Anyhony Harwood
Updated at 2021-06-24 11:30:50 UTC 
Today I see .40 for rain but yard still got irrigated. The smart water is set for .20 and to skip today, previous, tomorrow. Also set for expectation. Am I missing something? 
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Fine-tuning smart watering for rotors

Ken Laberteaux
Updated at 2021-06-22 04:16:23 UTC 

I have a smart zone comprising rotor heads.  As I understand, rotor heads need to be run for longer times than other types of heads because they are only delivering water to one direction at a time (the current direction of the stream of water from the rotor).  Further, the amount of water delivered in a given time depends on how large of an arc the rotor passes through.  For example, if the rotor sweeps through only 180 degrees for 10 minutes, that ground gets 2x the water per unit area than if it runs through 360 degrees for the same 10 min.


So, it seems that, since the choice of rotor head does not include information about the arc it will travel through, there is no way for the smart watering algorithm to know how much water is being delivered per unit area, i.e. a zone with rotors going all 360 degrees is likely under-watering.


I believe this is happening on my lawn, and i would like to make a change in order to increase the time of watering for this zone.


What dials do I have at my disposal to make the smart watering algorithm water this zone for a longer period of time?

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