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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Manual Run works intermittently

Scott Gustafson
Updated at 2022-04-14 22:26:18 UTC 

I find the most of the time when I do a manual run, the station select get stuck on communicating….  I keep trying over a period of time and eventually one of the times I hit the Play button it goes straight to Watering and the manual run is successful.



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Watering Adjustment not working

Arthur
Updated at 2020-08-20 03:58:15 UTC 

Hi i have a watering adjustment on the whisperer set to kick in at 40%

Since it was turning on at random times immediately when it dropped below 40% I also added a general restriction from 10am to 8pm.

After I added the restriction the watering adjustment doesn't seem to work. It's past 8pm moisture is at 28% but the sprinklers did not turn on why?

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How to Set Schedule?

tonycurry
Updated at 2021-04-14 02:13:12 UTC 
I created a schedule under settings, programs and indicated a start date. When I go to “schedule” I do not see the program j created on the calendar. Please help. 
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Whisperer sensor winter storage

Brian Hobbs
Updated at 2019-10-15 01:58:49 UTC 
What is the best way to store the whisperer for the winter.  Should in keep it exposed to sunlight via a window.  Is there a way to turn it off?
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2 different water sources

Carlos Oliveira
Updated at 2020-05-09 14:51:27 UTC 

Hi,


I have the netro connected to one water source.

Now I am going to install a vertical garden with very low flow and I want the source of water to be a different one from the main source for the garden.


Is there a way I can connect it as an independent solenoide valve that doesn't need to have the master turned on ?


Thank you,

Carlos

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Battery not charging

Petar Nedyalkov
Updated at 2020-08-21 18:24:41 UTC 

Hi, 


My solar powered controller doesn’t charge its battery - not sure if it’s a battery problem - the controller is under direct sunlight for at least 6 hours every day.


I’ve set it to water for 1 hour every day so it’s a simple On/Off once a day.


Have other people had this issue?

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Manual start on demand

Krzysztof Wiater
Updated at 2021-04-14 03:34:58 UTC 
Topic: General

Hi.

I just got unit garden hose pixie unit. I am looking for a manual watering on demand button. I want to be able to turn it on and off an needed. Right now i see I have to wait 1 hr or so to turn it on. Am I missing something here? Please help. Thanks in advance. 

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Manual watering reset after app restart

Szabi Hant
Updated at 2021-10-23 04:46:29 UTC 

Hi there,

My problem is that I change the watering time to 5min manually for each zone, but the actual watering time is the previous 1min, even when the app shows the new 5min watering. Also after restarting the app it is always goes back to previous 1 min. 

It seems the app doesn't save the new settings. 

Thanks in advance!

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Start / End time

Junglim Huh
Updated at 2019-06-21 10:14:14 UTC 
I have set start/end water time in preference, but it is watering outside the assigned time. Anyone else experience that, and how can I fix this?
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Mode between and eco and normal

Sangjin Lee
Updated at 2019-10-17 03:41:11 UTC 

I am exploring different smart watering modes. The normal mode waters the lawn too long for me but the eco mode too little. It appears that the eco mode is exactly the same as normal but the watering time is half of normal.


In my case, I would like to set up a smart mode that waters 75% of the normal. How can I configure the smart mode to do that?

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Pixie Pending

Rich Keith
Updated at 2020-05-09 19:07:11 UTC 
I’m trying to water manually with my pixie but when I click “play” it just goes to pending and never starts watering. How do I fix this?
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Time zone not supported

Havre de Grace
Updated at 2021-04-15 08:11:30 UTC 

I keep getting this error when I try to put my address in Jersey, Channel Islands. 
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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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Battery Dead

Alan Stout
Updated at 2021-10-31 16:55:02 UTC 
I use my on a Bonsai tree inside , how can I recharge the battery, I’ve placed it facing a light bulb and tried to charge by placing it outside for a afternoon but it still says 0% battery 
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Netro app fails to run

Duncan Krause
Updated at 2018-07-29 17:50:52 UTC 

app does not run on iOS 11 iPhone 7 


Any ideas 

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watering usage doesn't match

Sangjin Lee
Updated at 2019-06-21 22:49:22 UTC 
Topic: General

Here is something I cannot reconcile. I am dealing with a pretty big water usage reported by the utility. It says in the month of May I used 530 GPD (gallons per day). I seem to be watering every 3 days (set by Netro).


Compared to winter months when I rarely watered the lawn due to the rainy season, it is a jump of ~ 270 GPD.


When I check the Netro app, it reports I used ~ 3.5 CCF for the month of May. 1 CCF = 748 gallons, and that translates to roughly 87 gallons per day. This is less than 1/3 of what the utility is telling me. How can this discrepancy be explained? Any ideas/tips for finding why I seem to be using this much water? Thanks in advance!

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Reset whisper sensor

Yuriy Andamasov
Updated at 2021-06-24 18:06:20 UTC 

Hi

How I can reset whisper sensor

Like hard reset

I got one reporting 129 c temperature 

Of course it’s hot outside but

Not like that 


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multiple zones starting at the same time

joefil
Updated at 2022-06-14 11:23:54 UTC 
Is it possible to start multiple zones at the same time, or group zones so that all can start simultaneously. 
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Two zones on same spot

Ken Wiens
Updated at 2018-07-31 22:06:08 UTC 

I have 4 zones. Two of these cover the same piece of ground. One zone has pgm sprayers and the other zone has regular sprayers .But they cover exactly the same area. How do I tell the app this so that it knows that running the sprinklers for one zone waters the same trees and grass as the other zone? 


To try and clarify the question - these zones cover the same physical piece of ground, (they overlap 100%) but netro doesn't know that, so it will water one zone and think the other zone is still in need of watering - and thus water the same grass twice. (each zone once so the same grass twice).  Netro's algorithm for determining soil moisture levels can't work if it doesn't realize these two zones are the same physical piece of grass. 

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