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Need to reduce watering after a rain event, not based on anticipation of rain

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    lanbrown

    You just mention plants.  I assume this is flowers and the like.  Each program is independent and then you can make some further changes on the zone.  You can also modify the rain sensitivity.  I believe the default is 80.

     

    I believe the way the system operates is to conserve water, you cannot conserve what you already spent.  Take your scenario, if it does rain but the Rain Machine watered, nothing was saved.  So what was the point of a smart irrigation controller?  If it saves now and the rain doesn't happen, then it can make that up.  If you plants are flowers or the like and need to be watered everyday, then maybe you should create a program just for them and possibly not use weather data for those zones, also make sure the vegetation type is correct.

     

    There are settings you can adjust on your rain machine.

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    Alex Ruffell

    I live in Texas and can only water twice a week. The earth splits open when the garden is not wet enough and the grass/plants suffer. I've seen the system reduce the watering time, or not water, for chances of rain that either did not happen or were mere drizzles. If I were able to water every day, or at least more frequently, this would not be an issue but with 2 days only out of 7, it is. While it is nice to save water, when you have limited watering days, that needs to take a back seat.

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    Linico Vacca

    I know it defeats the main purpose for a smart controller but I have I set one zone to run by time only, ignoring forecast and evapotranspiration, ZONE -  BASIC WEATHER DATA: DISABLED.  I recently added a rain detector to keep it from irrigating during the rain.  Although I have a WU connected personal weather station and use WU for forecasting the system would often run even when it was pouring rain outside.  I requested RM to implement individual zone snooze option because one zone I do rely on to run regardless of the weather conditions; to fill my water feature.  Rain detection causes a global SNOOZE for all zones. Their response, “We feel rain sensors are obsolete and override the default functionality.”  Arrogance on their part not to understand that there are different types of weather/soil conditions that need to be addressed by the user.

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