Confused....to sensor or not to sensor?

Kevin Westling
Updated at 2021-06-12 14:37:12 UTC 
Topic: General

I'm only using a sprinkler system to water St. Augustine grass on a .2 acres in South Florida. The entire area is flat and has the same soil make-up (loam). Direct sunlight shines mostly all day on every area other than a small 10'x40' strip on the west side of the house that is shaded part of the day. I have no trees and no plants. I have a Sprite controller and 1 whisperer sensor which is connected to the 3 zones that get the most sunlight. The learned % is at 55%

I don't see any benefit in using the whisperer. Thoughts?


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Change sensor zone?

Architekt
Updated at 2021-06-12 14:23:07 UTC 
I have a whisperer and a pixie configured in the same zone. My pixie is defective (the unit leaks water which wound up damaging the unit and battery and no longer works, replacement is in progress), so I want to delete it in preparation for my replacement. It says I need to remove the sensor first. Is there any way to just move the sensor (a Whisperer) to a different zone, or perhaps to just simply unlink the sensor from the Pixie, or do I actually have to delete the sensor from my account and then go through the process of re-adding it back to my wifi network and all that? The app makes it seem like I have to actually delete it then re-add it. Since my replacement unit won't be here for over a week I had desired to keep the sensor monitoring the soil in case I need to manually water it.
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Whisperer won't blink white during setup

Kevin Westling
Updated at 2021-06-12 03:01:46 UTC 
Prior to installing a whisperer to my system, I set it up outside in direct sunlight for 5 days. When I try to add it to my Sprite, the light only blinks red once. I've tried multiple times to press the power button 6 times and it's still just flashing red just once. What am I doing wrong?
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Looking for Beta testers

Netro Inc
Updated at 2021-06-11 06:11:28 UTC 

Dear all Netro customers,


The long waited new version (3.0.0) of the Netro app is on the horizon. The major improvements of this version are


1. faster in loading data 


2. new manual run interface


3. new home view design


4. more languages supported


We sincerely invite you to join the Beta testing program. Please email to support@netrohome.com or leave a message below if you would like to try the new app. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated !


Thanks,

Netro App Team




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Marigolds

Carolyn Seyfried
Updated at 2021-06-10 23:51:43 UTC 
What is eating my marigolds 
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Skipping watering

Sid Smith
Updated at 2021-06-10 21:05:17 UTC 

I have 9 zones which water every even day. 2 of the zones (flower beds) also have separate program for odd days. When the forecast predicts rain on an odd day and it does not materialize I run the flower bed program in late evening. The problem is that the full program the next day skips the 2 flower bed zones. Why is this?


Can we also add a rain probability % as the inch/rainfall parameter is not shown in weather forecasts. How does the program know when measuring minimum rain restriction.

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Skipping watering

Sid Smith
Updated at 2021-06-10 21:04:56 UTC 

I have 9 zones which water every even day. 2 of the zones (flower beds) also have separate program for odd days. When the forecast predicts rain on an odd day and it does not materialize I run the flower bed program in late evening. The problem is that the full program the next day skips the 2 flower bed zones. Why is this?


Can we also add a rain probability % as the inch/rainfall parameter is not shown in weather forecasts. How does the program know when measuring minimum rain restriction.

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time irrigation stats proposal in new App

Jose Lao
Updated at 2021-06-10 05:30:31 UTC 
I would find interesting to include in the new App version the statistics of the total time (minutes) of irrigation by day, month, zone, etc, for me it’s a more comparable data than the irrigation in cbm, I dont know exactly how it is calculated because you dont know the flow capacity of my system.
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Choice of irrigation hardware

Lyndon Whyatt
Updated at 2021-06-09 21:01:28 UTC 

Hi I have ordered a Netro spark controller and three sensors. My next step is choosing 12VAC solenoids, a drip irrigation system for beds and pots and a misting system for my propagation bench.

I am new to this and would appreciate a pointer to recommended setups and suppliers.

Do I locate valves near to the Spark and run underground hoses to my beds or am I better off running cables to valves next to the beds? What are the pros and cons? 

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Spark not watering lawn

ducati1198804
Updated at 2021-06-09 14:26:58 UTC 
My spark is not watering my lawn when smart zones are active.  Weather forecast might show lots of rain coming in next couple of days, but then we don’t get any rain.  The controller will say next watering in 8-10 days.  Shouldn’t the system recognize that I didn’t get the rain, and readjust? I have even gone in on the rain forecast setting and raised the skip rain setting to over 1in.  Also on the calendar it doesn’t show a symbol indicating why it didn’t water on most days.  
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Network Error With Code: 3404

Ian Meyer
Updated at 2021-06-08 16:16:25 UTC 
When I try to change settings on my whisperers it gives me this error code. Both my phone and the whisperer are in range of the wifi. Also, I can change it from someone else’s phone but mine continually gives this error. What’s the issue? I’m on iOS, the phone that worked was an android
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Low pressure on pixie

Martin Le Ménach
Updated at 2021-06-08 07:20:16 UTC 

Hi, 

I have pixie for one year, the first year is was working perfectly. Nevertheless when i reinstall it this spring, I observed a frequent problem : 

when pixie start watering, there is like a air cavitation noise in the pixie and the pressure of the springer is almost zero, I have to manually turn off the tap then reopen it ( while pixie is still on) to recover the full pressure in the watering system. Meaning that the system is useless if i am not at home to each time turn off then on the tap. 

Can you provide me some tips to troubleshoot, and fix this issue?

Thanks

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Gianluca De Virgilio
Updated at 2021-06-07 16:13:28 UTC 

Good afternoon,

I have two sensors that register always the same % of humidity. One, about 4/5% and the other about 98%.

For a test, yesterday I poured direct water in the sensor that indicate 4% and it jumped imediatelly to 95%, V but after a few minutes it returned down. Also during a small raining it didn’t change. Is there some suggestion to be function them right? Position, mode of positioning into che garden ….


Thanks 

Gianluca

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Whisperer in the UK

Lyndon Whyatt
Updated at 2021-06-07 10:59:12 UTC 
Topic: General
Hi, can you update me on availabilty of the whisperer in the UK? I'd like to install a system before going on holiday!
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Pause a location\device

Ion Storch
Updated at 2021-06-06 23:08:20 UTC 

Hello.  I have a Sprite-6 device. A head in one of my zones broke over the winter and we have had a rainy spring so I want to run my system manually until I can get everything repaired and ready for summer.  How do I Pause (take off line?) a location\device and then run each zone on demand?


Thank you,

-Jon Storch



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beta tester

paolo cellini
Updated at 2021-06-06 07:50:32 UTC 
hi may i became a beta tester ?
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Schedule stopped working

Alfonso Olias Sanz
Updated at 2021-06-04 20:37:36 UTC 
I changed restrictions and schedule time and all the schedules disappeared
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Best time for irrigating

Alfonso Olias Sanz
Updated at 2021-06-04 19:44:57 UTC 
I want o know when is best for the gras


Early in the morning? 6am etc...

Late in the night, 21, 22.h

Thx


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Manual Watering

Kevin Westling
Updated at 2021-06-04 00:42:16 UTC 
From the home screen, I use the manual watering option. Each one of my four zones won't go higher than 30 minutes each. I can go to the wheel adjustment, but it won't go higher for some reason and I'd like it to go to 60 minutes. 
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Weather

Gianluca De Virgilio
Updated at 2021-06-03 14:47:01 UTC 

Good afternoon,

Is it possibile to ad new site for the weather forecast? The ones available aren’t accurate.

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