Ok I am a little lost here. I have set up my RMT HD12 Series 3. Set up all the zones with SF and GPM flow rates. With my old system I was watering a set time amount based off of my GPM. I know that I can go in there and set my schedule up to use custom times per zone, but I would like to take in effect the weather conditions such as rain/wind, evap losses, and other weather changes that would affect the amount of water needed. I have set up the slope, ground cover and soil types per zone.
Now, when I set up a program/schedule I am getting run times of 2 to 3 hours for the zones and this is not making sense to me at all. I have set up NOAA, Wunderground and I am awaiting my rain collector to arrive for my Netatmo. That being said I have looked at the NOAA and Wunderground forecasts and the temps are to be...
M - 75/48° w/no rain predicted.
T - 57/47° w/rain of 0.30" predicted.
W - 77/51° w/rain of 0.13" predicted.
Th - 86/61° w/no rain predicted.
F - 83/58° w/no rain predicted.
I guess my question here is if I want to put down 3/4" of water with an average run time of 25 - 42 minutes per zone depending on zone per week....why is the system wanting to run the 2 - 3 hours of time for zone per week? I understand it is based on a weekly run, but my lawn and gardens do not need this much water per week, even during the summer to retain proper growth and conditions.
yes, I am running
the latest FW
I have rebooted the system
I am trying to set this up properly. I have used in the past the OLD setup of manually entering run times into my old setup and divided the time for 2 runs per week, thus it would run a total 11 - 22 min/zone depending on the zone. Now that we are in the fall and the temps have dropped I would be dropping my watering down to 1/2 an inch total per week.
I seem to be lost here if it is wanting to water for 3 hours when 45m will give me 3/4" that is needed per week.
Ideas, input, information is helpful.
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