Programming square footage

Jeannaben Hyun
Updated at 2020-06-23 20:58:23 UTC 
Topic: General

Hello - I just installed the Netro pixie and whisperer to to water our golden goddess bamboos in planters. We have a drip irrigation system and I’m not sure what to put in the “sq ft” parameter in the Netro app. We have a total of 7 planters that are all hooked to the same hose /drip irrigation hose. Each planter is 41″ x 12″ x 18″. What should I list as the sq feet? Is it just one planter or all 7?

Also - does the whisperer talk to the pixie to tell it how often it should water and automatically water as such? Is there anything I need to do to turn on that function? I live in Los Angeles and our bamboos are up on our deck where it gets extremely hot/dry. 

Thanks!

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User Guide - Manual watering with your Pixie timer

Netro Inc
Updated at 2020-06-22 07:37:55 UTC 

The Pixie timer is designed for automatic watering. However, occasionally you may still need to turn on/off the water manually. Before explaining manual watering from the app, it would be helpful to understand how the Pixie communicates with the Netro cloud server.


By default, your Pixie turns on its WiFi module once every hour to sync up with the server. The sync-up usually takes less than one minute. For the next 59 minutes the timer will be sleeping and disconnected from the WiFi until the next sync. When the timer is sleeping, it is unaware of the schedule changes, including the manual watering.


Therefore, when you start a manual run, the timer is most likely in sleep mode. It will have to wait until the next sync-up to start the watering. The waiting time will be less than 60 minutes. Take the following screenshot for example:



The current time is 5:24AM and the next sync is scheduled at 6:17AM. Therefore the waiting time is going to be 53 minutes. After you press the Start button, you can go to the Schedule page and the manual run at  6:17AM will appear on your calendar.


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Certificate Expired?

Robohead
Updated at 2020-06-19 20:03:10 UTC 
My Netro app on my phone and iPad will not let me sign in today. Instead, it shows an error message saying the Netro website certificate has expired and it’s dangerous to login. This is concerning because I did not know that if the website is down, I do not have any control over watering my lawn. None. Is there a way to get around this or do I need to return my sprite 6 smart water controller?
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Yard dying in Houston, TX

Daniel Alman
Updated at 2020-06-19 17:32:45 UTC 
My yard is browning due to water starvation, I don’t think it’s watering enough. It’s been hot and dry here for a few weeks, no rain. I want to preserve my lawn and garden!!  I have smart irrigation enabled and I exepect the algorithms to be smarter than I am. I guessed on my soil type as sandy loam, I am a rookie. Help!!
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Whisperer plus basic smart watering

Andy Black
Updated at 2020-06-15 21:10:38 UTC 

Hi,


If you are using the “basic” smart watering mode, is Whisperer data considered to turn off a watering schedule similar to what is done with the weather forecast?


Thanks,

Andy

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Can Pixie communicate with Whisperer?

Francis Ramos
Updated at 2020-06-15 15:03:45 UTC 
Installed Pixie and Whisperer. Are they supposed to communicate? 
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Zone not coming on

Herbert Bailey
Updated at 2020-06-15 13:00:35 UTC 

I have a zone that Is not coming on.  I hear the pump going but the zone is not watering at all.  This has been since I first hooked up the system 3 wks ago. 



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Multiple whisperer

James D
Updated at 2020-06-14 19:05:25 UTC 
Topic: General
Can more than one whisperer be used in the same zone? 
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Can i wire two zones together

Ritesh Nanda
Updated at 2020-06-14 17:41:08 UTC 
Hello , is it possible to wire two zones together , so that both work at the sametime
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Smart zone when temperature change

Junglim Huh
Updated at 2020-06-14 12:28:36 UTC 

Does smart zone adjust water time depending on temperature change?

For instance, does smart zone automatically adjust to water more for those days over 90 degrees and water less for cooler days?

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how do I add a whisperer to one of my accounts?

Douglas Ely
Updated at 2020-06-12 23:52:57 UTC 

I purchased a whisperer to automatically adjust the watering of problem areas. I received the product and turned it on. The white light began pulsing. I went to the Netro app and selected the account I wanted to add the whisperer to. When I go to "settings" and select "sensors" there is a blank screen. There is no "+" or add button or even any choices other than "back". I then tried to set it up under my own account. I clicked the "+" and there were choices to setup 1) irrigation controller, 2) Hose faucet Timer and 3)Shop Products.  Im  still looking for detailed instructions...


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Frequent mode

Junglim Huh
Updated at 2020-06-12 20:20:04 UTC 
Frequent mode vs regular, which consumes more water?
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Define Soil Type

Rob and Susan Tartre
Updated at 2020-06-12 02:18:54 UTC 
I see references to defining your soil type.  I have gone through the entire app multiple times and cannot find where that is defined, nor can I find it in the documentation.  There doesn’t seem to be an “owners’ manual” or “operating manual” per the support person I called (only online video help).  I cannot find where soil type is defined.
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My sprinklers are not watering when app says it is.

Mark Poppen
Updated at 2020-06-12 01:34:57 UTC 
This is my third summer with Netro. I haven't had any problems in the past.  I turned my water on from it being winterized in October and it is not working.  Any chance it could be Netro or do I need to get someone to look at the wiring at the hook up to the water main? 
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New subscription model and Spark

Ryan Sciandri
Updated at 2020-06-11 19:55:28 UTC 
Topic: General
Will the Spark be available through subscription?
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Insqm

Simone Nolletti
Updated at 2020-06-11 14:23:08 UTC 

Che unità di misura e’ “area insqm” ?

metri quadrati ?

pollici quadrati ?!


Grazie

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Deactivate or disable smart watering

Maegan Nelson
Updated at 2020-06-10 08:59:42 UTC 
How do I disable the smart watering programming?  
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How to water some zones simultaneously

Andrey
Updated at 2020-06-10 04:38:59 UTC 

Hi!

I have many zones and I want some of them to work simultaneously, not consequently. Hot to setup the app?

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Rain Delay

R H
Updated at 2020-06-10 03:03:28 UTC 
Topic: General

Why or how does the rain delay option work?

Mine is set up with the minimum rain but the program still goes off no matter what. 

My B-hyve sends me a “rain delay” message. 

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How can I adjust the flow rate of my system?

Jason Wire
Updated at 2020-06-08 21:50:29 UTC 
How can I adjust the flow rate of my system?
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