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    RainMachine Nicholas

    The soak time is per cycle but since you have only 2 it will only soak 3h then start the second cycle. Did the "back lawn" program started at a later time or didn't start at all ?

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    Sean Adams

    Could someone please clarify what is the expected behavior here?

    Can other programs really not run during the soak time?

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    RainMachine Nicholas

    With custom it always wait for the soak time to finish, with Automatic everything is dynamically calculated so it won't wait for soak if another zone/program runs.

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    Sean Adams (Edited )

    This needs to be fixed please. If you let an idle program lock out the whole system from doing anything else, it makes the "cycle and soak" feature useless for anything but the most trivial use case.

    You need to have a queue of "cycles that need to run", where any program can put a cycle into the queue, and anything can be popped from the queue whenever the triacs are available to start another zone. 

    The reason I have this requirement is that I want a program for potted plants in a greenhouse that I would like to water 3 times per day regardless of the weather.  Then I also have outdoor zones which I would like to water twice a day, with less watering on cool days. It is very dry here and my soil is sandy, so I need to spread out my watering throughout the day not so much to prevent runoff, but to keep the top 1-2" of soil cool and moist. I have found this works much better in my case than deep soaking because this sand drains too fast for that.

    Alternatively, I would be happy if I could enter multiple start times per day for a given program. Is that not possible? 

     

     

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