So I’m brand new to Rachio, and have a gen 2 with one zone. The nozzles are what I’d call drip…but each dripper has like 6 little streams coming out in a circular fashion. Think of a grape, then have 6 low pressure streams of water. I’m completely baffled how to configure this in the app. I did the soil type research and got that input. I also tried the Rachio custom nozzle calculator but those numbers didn’t make sense. I ran my system for 15 minutes and according to my water meter it used 5 gallons. That came out to 34 inches and hour, but that’s vastly different than any nozzle spec in the app. Do I divide by the number of nozzles?
While I certainly appreciate the visual appearance of the spreadsheet, I haven’t the vaguest notion how to use it. First, I don’t know what plants I have. A landscaper installed them and all I know is they are drought tolerant (San Diego) and there are some knee high grasses, plus some other knee high stuff I have no idea what they are.
The whole thing seems highly confusing…I don’t understand how any homeowner can figure out drip systems. I mean the app doesn’t ask how many drippers you have. I just don’t see how you possibly get anything remotely accurate.
Any help is appreciated.