Can I get an amen for Commuterfisher.
I bought this system to have complete control over watering the garden and to track my exact water usage. Tomatoes get watered for so long at a certain interval, as do the peppers, berries etc. Everything is on a drip system. I know exactly how much water is being used because I built it. 24 4/gph emitters on one station that runs for 15 minutes means I’ve used 24 gallons; 9 1 gph emitters on another station run for an hour means I’ve used 31 total gallons. The math is simple. Rachio, however, believes I’m using hundreds of gallons more per day than I am because I have no clue how to set the zone up when my only option is inches per hour.
I don’t want to have to convert gph into inches/hr or vice versa. I shouldn’t have to. I should be able to tell Rachio how many emitters are on a zone and what their flow rate is. Rachio can then figure how much water I’ve used by how long it ran the station. Super simple, especially for a controller as sophisticated as this one.
So how about it Team Rachio, when are we going to have a gph option? It’s a win/win. I get to set up my zones in gallons and see how many gallons I’m really using (because I’m charged by the gallon, not by acre feet, inches per hour, or cubic feet per second) and Rachio can show more water saved because it gets accurate data.
I love this controller, but it’s truly ridiculous that it won’t let me set a zone up with gph drip emitters.