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When and how should we stop watering for the year?



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    RainMachine Support Agent (Edited )


    The best option is to just power it down by unplugging the 24VAC transformer, saves a little energy as well. Another option is to make the programs inactive. The advantage of leaving the unit running for the winter is that the RainMachine will record all year weather.

    The Freeze Protect will only stop watering the whole day if at any point at the night it reaches the Freeze Protect temp. 

    Thanks for your time and consideration.

    Best Regards,

    Brandon M


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    RainMachine Nicholas

    Beside what Brandon said, you can also restrict the months that you don't want to water (from Settings->Restrictions). This has the advantage that you still see watering needs based on evapotranspiration.

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    Emmanuel Peratsakis

    If we unplug the device, will the programs be stored and available next year or will they have to be recreated?

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